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  • Tags: 1930s

General Radio Co - frequency monitor instruc0001.jpg
"Box 1 folder 6 is from 1940 approximately. It’s a General Radio Company pamphlet, an instruction manual for a Type 25 A Broadcast Frequency Monitor with schematics. We approximated the year based on the availability of tubes listed in the appendix…

Youth Conference cover.jpg
"Box 1 number 3 is a four-page flyer from 1939. April 28, 29, and 30th announcing the 3rd All Southern Youth Negro Conference, and the location of that conference would be at the Masonic temple in Birmingham. It is an excellent reflection of the…

WAPI  34-35.jpg
"This is box 1 number 2, dated 1938-1939 and it is an agreement between the Birmingham Broadcasting Company, which is probably WBRC and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, the IBEW who probably did the electrical work on the studio…

b1f1a Cover.jpg
"This is box 1 folder 1, we’re calling it 1935 and it is a musical folder of sheet music for Fats Waller. Number 1: The Original Piano Conceptions. It was purchased at a thrift store somewhere. It’s a music book of Fats Waller Compositions."

1944 - Kelley Choral Singer final.jpg
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 in conversation on the conditions in the 1930’s and 40’s surrounding the development of quartet…

1943 - WSGN WA Clark (L) w group and Deacon Davis (R).jpg
Ms Ophelia Davis George (b. Nov 9, 1929, d. Mar 25, 2015), daughter of gospel broadcaster Deacon Richmond Davis (b. abt 1904, d. abt 1967). Davis began his gospel broadcasting in Birmingham in 1939 on WBRC, forerunner of WERC (960 AM), and was…

1954-Tiger Thompson - WJLD -.jpg
Perry “Tiger” Thompson (b. 1908, d. Apr 26, 1973) – Part two of three interviews - the second interview about Mr. Thompson from the recollections of family friend Peacolia Barge from Bessemer. She recalls his working with the youth and encouraging…

The Gospel Five
Rev. Hobdy Moorer (b. Jul 10, 1934, d.Apr 2, 2009) Minister, gospel singer, and member of the Pillars of Birmingham. Hobdy shares his history of gospel quartet in Birmingham

MacMillan Jubilee Singers, 1950
Norman Bennett “NB” Wooding, Jr. (b. Nov. 28, 1923, d. Oct. 31, 2015), Interviewed at his home in Mason City, Birmingham by Bob Friedman. In 2012, NB Wooding, Jr. celebrated 80 years singing gospel quartet in Jefferson County and over 60 years…

Roy and Gate April 1,1992 at WJLD Studios.jpg
Arnold Dwight “Gatemouth” Moore - (b. Nov 8, 1913, d. May 19, 2004) one of the most daring of the radio announcers of the 1950’s, Moore was a blues singer in the 1930’s and 40’s and a gospel singer, minister and radio announcer in the 50’s, in…
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