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b3f26a - Southern Bell phone bill from Bessemer - Feb 1956.jpg
"Ok, we’re on…
LWR: Hang on… this is 26.
BF: Ok working on 26. Folder 26 is a Southern Bell telephone bill from February of 1956 just as a reflection of the times. Total amount: $14.81. And that’s because of long distance. I believe this was out…

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b3f25a - The Gospel Five - 1955.jpg
"1955 brings us to folder 25. This is a picture of the Gospel Five; we’ve already mentioned that we have a picture of them and who they are. And Hobde Moorer, who sang with me in the Pillars is second row right. He gave me the picture to copy of the…

b3f24a - Ed McClure at the WBCO board - 1955.jpg
"Folder 24 has a picture of Ed McClure, Johnny Jive, at the BCO board with his record rack, his transcription player, his 78s. In the background he’s doing his pitch…. And he’s got his supermarket specialties. The clock on the wall roughly says five…

b3f23a - Bruce Payne at the mic at WBCO - 1955.jpg
"Up to folder 23. There’s Bruce Payne, having a good time at WBCO. He’s holding a 45 of course but in those days it looks like they might have taped something on the label which is a nightmare for record collectors. Donated by mail from Bruce Payne…

b3f22a - engineer (unknown) from WBCO - 1955.jpg
"Ok, folder 22 is a picture of an engineer at WBCO in 1955. I don’t know who the engineer is. I don’t know. Donated by Ed McClure."

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b3f21a - Johnny Jive business card - 1955.jpg
"Ok, moving right along. This is folder 21 and it is a business card for Johnny Jive at WBCO. It's taped to a piece of plexiglass, Now the phone numbers have seven digits. So we’re moving along here, 1955. “It’s wise to advertise on channel 145.…

b3f20a - clip about education levels of WBCO staff - 1954.jpg
"Now this is a total mystery. It is a blow up of something I got from Ed McClure, Johnny Jive. He’s a veteran of World War II. I didn’t realize that. It lists Andrew Dawkins, Bruce Payne, Arthur Whatley, Erskine Fausch, and Laura Walker. It talks…

b3f19a - A promotional piece for WBCO by Ed McClure - 1954.jpg
"Here we have folder 19, a copy, two copies of a flyer. It was a blue flyer so I copied it on blue cardstock. It was a pitch for Ed McClure trying to get advertisers to WBCO, where he was a DJ and ran platter parties. Looks like he also worked at a…

b3f18a - December 1955 line-up at WMBM Miami 001.jpg
"Moving right along to folder 18. This is WMBM Miami program schedule for December of 1955, which lists Eddie Castleberry and some other people who are on MBM. "Set volumes go up when Ed comes on." We have it because Eddie Castleberry was there and…

b3f17a - Bham World - Roberta Roland passing - Aug 5, 1955.jpg
"In Folder 17, we have the obituary of Ms, Roberta Roland, a gospel radio announcer, promoter and active in the Birmingham community. Several people recollected her taking food to the poor or picking people up and taking them places. Rev. Don…
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