Oral History Collection

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Title

Oral History Collection

Subject

Broadcast history
Broadcasters

Description

A collection of sound files, transcribed oral interviews, and images documenting Black and Race radio in Birmingham, Alabama.

Creator

Bob Friedman

Publisher

Birmingham Black Radio Museum

Contributor

Bob Friedman
Emily Bibb

Rights

All Rights held by The Birmingham Black Radio Museum unless otherwise specified.

Format

.jpg
.mp3
.wav
.pdf

Language

English

Type

Oral History
Ephemera

Identifier

OralHistory

Collection Items

Paul "E. X." Brown, Oral History
A pioneer of early Black radio, Paul remembers WEDR Birmingham, WERD Atlanta, and his sports broadcasting.

Lora Gary, Oral History
Lora remembers the 1950’s and her time at WBCO and later WJLD, where she had a noon jazz show.

Rick Upshaw, Oral History
Rick Upshaw remembers his early career at Birmingham radio stations in the late 1960’s. Discusses simulcasting between WJLD and WENN radio.

William Faush, Oral History
William Faush, pioneer gospel broadcaster at WBCO Bessemer, discusses his early radio career.

Don Solomon, Oral History
Don Solomon, gospel promoter, Sales Director for A.G. Gaston businesses, Discusses his early gospel group and their manager, Leroy Garrett, who went on to found WEUP Huntsville, the first Black owned radio station in Alabama

Ben Alexander, Oral History
Ben Alexander discusses the history of WEDR

Jesse Champion, Oral History
Jesse Champion, announcer and jazz broadcaster, teacher and singer at WJLD, 1954-63. Later, newsman at WERC Birmingham, 1970-90. Jesse shares reflections of his early career in the 1960's

Joe Lackey, Oral History
Joe Lackey, General Manager at WENN 1958-76. Part owner, WATV Birmingham. Joe reflects on his early career and on the 1963 Civil Rights Movement.

Zack Allen, Oral History
Zack Allen, radio broadcaster with WJLD, interviewed about music played during his time as a DJ in the 1950s

James Bevil, Oral History
Interview with Rev. James Bevil, major leader of the 1960 Civil Rights Movement in Birmingham, Lieutenant of Dr. Martin Luther King, Interviewed live in the WJLD studios by Bob Friedman
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