On Friday, April 15, 2022, WURD Radio will present its 7th annual Jackie Robinson Day live broadcast, hosted by Chris Murray, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Brown’s ShopRite, located at 1575 N. 52nd St. in ParkWest Town Center. The annual broadcast acknowledges the day that Jackie Robinson revolutionized Major League Baseball by breaking the racial barriers previously imposed, and this year marks the 75th anniversary of Robinson’s major league debut.
This year, building on the revolutionary role that Jackie Robinson played in desegregating Major League Baseball, WURD will explore the theme of Black athletes and their pivotal role in advocating for social justice.
WURD Radio celebrates Jackie Robinson as a representation of resilience, dedication, commitment and perseverance. MLB also recognizes the day with an extensive and unified league-wide show of support, which has included retiring Robinson’s number throughout the league in 1997; dedicating April 15 as Jackie Robinson Day annually since 2004; and requesting that all players and on-field personnel wear his No. 42 during games scheduled on Jackie Robinson Day since 2009. This event is sponsored by Brown’s Family Shoprite, Herr’s, Dietz and Watson, Independence Mission School and Dedicated Senior Medical Center.