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  • Tags: 1940s

B1f40a - 1947 technical data report on WJLD antenna.jpg
"Box 1 and we are at folder 40, which is a 10 page report of antennae system resistance and reactants for radio station WJLD (Johnston Broadcasting Company) in Bessemer in September of 1947. It’s a technical document produced by Claude M. Gray,…

b1f38a - article about Joe Rumore - approx 1947.jpg
"This is box 1 folder 38 from 1947. It looks like a Birmingham News clipping which has a picture of Joe Rumore sitting in a pile of letters and postcards, an extremely popular WAPI disc jockey who started his career at WJLD in 1942. It’s a long…

b1f37a - NC 108 Receiver Instruction Manual  1947.jpg
"We move now to box 1 number 37, yup. Folder 37 is nine page instruction manual for the national model NC108 FM receiver. From notation on the back cover, we are approximating this as 1947 booklet. We think that some of these companies probably…

b1f36a - WJLD stationary from 1947.jpg
"We now move to box 1 folder 36 from 1947. These are samples of sales reports from Jim Connolly. He was the WJLD sales manager and I think also the operations manager of the station. He had lots and lots and lots of clients. We have 3 sales reports,…

b1f35a - New Age Herald radio log from 2-23-1947.jpg
"This is box number 1, number 35. Radio logs from February 23, April 27th, April 28th and April 29th of 1947. Which now shows five radio stations in the market WTNB being the new addition from 1490. Does not appear that they were carrying black…

b1f34a - Earliest Heavenly Four.jpg
"This is box 1 number 34, which are various pictures, two pictures of the Heavenly Four Gospel Singers. They probably span from 1945- 46. We know who the Heavenly Four Gospel Singers because Don Solomon is in the group and these are copies of…

b1f33a - Original of Bob Umbach.jpg
"This is box 1 folder 33, which is an 8x10 and a copy of the 8x10 of Bob Umbach, the broadcaster of the Atomic Boogie Hour. Any information about Bob, his dates of birth and passing may be in the interview with his daughter, which we have an…

b1f32a - Charles Manzella in the Tiger Times.jpg
"From November 26, 1946, which was sent to us by Charles Manzella who was a disc jockey on WJLD in ’46. It was written up in the Tiger Times (Bessemer High School), and it does appear that he might have been a high school student who was working at…

b1f31a - Bessemer City Directory - 1946 - lists WJLD radio.jpg
"This is box 1 number 31, a page from the Bessemer City Directory from 1946 that list WJLD - the radio station - located at 1800 3rd Avenue. And that was of course Bessemer City Hall. It’s a copy from the actual book, the actual directory, which we…

b1f30a - New Age Herald radio log 4-1-1946.jpg
"Box 1 number 30.These are a series of radio log copies from the Birmingham Library microfiche files from 1946, probably from the Birmingham New Age Herald. And 1946 was the beginning of the Atomic Boogie Hour at WJLD and that was very very…
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