Chronicling the History of Black Radio in Birmingham since the mid 1930's. Check back often as we digitize more of the collection and make it available online.

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Bobby Smith, Oral History

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Bobby Smith of the Spinners (b. April 10, 1936, Detroit, Michigan, d. March 16, 2013) principal lead singer and spokesperson for the group. Bobby and…

Norman B. Wooding Jr., 2013 Oral History

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Norman B. Wooding, Jr.(b. Nov. 28, 1923, d. Oct. 31, 2015). Eight decades singing gospel quartet in Jefferson County, Alabama, at 89, Norman reflects…

Charlie Thomas, Oral History

The Five Crowns

Charlie Thomas,  (b. April 7, 1937, Lynchburg, Virginia) a singer with a couple of different versions of the “Drifters” vocal group, recording with…