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Bruce Payne at WBCO, 1953
Bruce Payne, Birmingham broadcaster from the early 1950's. Born in Jackson, Mississippi and began his broadcasting career at WBCO in Bessemer. He made the transition to early WENN Radio in Birmingham in 1958 before returning to Mississippi to finish…

Lani Guinier 2 min.mp3
Lani Guinier discusses the origin of the epithet "Quota Queen"

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Color photograph of Lani Guinier. Bust length portrait shows subject gesturing, one hand raised. She has dark hair worn loose, and a ring and watch on her raised hand.

Interview with Professor Lani Guinier, the first woman of color appointed to a tenured professorship at Harvard Law School. Guinier's work includes professional responsibilities of public lawyers, the relationship between democracy and the law, and…

Billy Evans 2 min.mp3
Billy Evans discusses staffing and programming at WJLD.

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Black and white bust portrait of Billy Evans. Subject depicted from the chest up, wearing a suit jacket, white collared shirt, and dark tie.

Billy Cliff Evans, announcer at WJLD in the mid 1940’s. Billy shares recollections of early broadcasting from Bessemer radio stations. He later became treasurer of the Bessemer History Center.

Andrew Fields 2 min.mp3
Andrew Fields discusses starting out at WJLD.

Bust length black and white portrait of Andrew Fields. Subject looks directly into the camera. He is wearing a pale turtleneck top.

Andrew Fields, overnight broadcaster, part timer at WJLD and WBUL, his career spanning 1969-1982 – reflecting on his development and experience in Birmingham radio and his contemporaries.
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