Scope and arrangement
The Rudy Grillo Sound Recordings consist chiefly of audiotapes of Gay Rap and other gay radio programs broadcast on WBAI, 1970-1989. Most were produced by WBAI or its sister stations in the Pacifica radio network. The programs cover such topics as gay and lesbian rights, activism, celebrations, music, and celebrity interviews. Included also are recordings Grillo made at Gay Activist Alliance meetings and events, 1971-1973, miscellaneous recordings on gay issues and a small amount of correspondence and paper related to his work as a radio producer at WBAI.
The Rudy Grillo sound recordings are arranged in two series:
Grillo's papers consist of official WBAI correspondence, copies of articles written by Grillo, playlists for Gay Rap programs focusing on music, Gay radio related newsclippings and programming guides for WBAI.