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  • Tags: 1950s

b4f21a - Paul White's theme song - Tall Paul - 1959.jpg
"Here we have the 1959 pop hit, "Tall Paul" by Annette (Funicello), one of the original Mouseketeers on mid 1950's TV. The song became the iconic theme song of Paul "Tall Paul" White, the extraordinary morning announcer on WENN radio. Initially doing…

b4f6a - instruction manuals for WJLD equipment.jpg
"Folder number 6 is an instruction manual for a Gates transistor equalized pre-amp with, it’s a copy of one that was probably found at the WJLD radio from the 1960's. It has schematics in it. And also in this folder is an operating manual for an…

b4f1a - Precision Multiplier Probe Instr - 1952.jpg
"This is box 4 folder 1. It’s August 30, 2011. We’re beginning. We have operating instructions for a vacuum tube test probe for a multi-master which is probably a vacuum tube tester, various other instruction manuals for various pieces of equipment,…

b3f55a - WEUP Trailer  March 20, 1958, from Huntsville Rewound.jpg
"Folder 55 contains two pictures obtained from the WEUP website in Huntsville, Alabama. WEUP went on the air in 1958 as the first African American owned radio station in Alabama. Leroy Garrett was the owner and there is much in our Oral History…

b3f54a - Obituary for Gospel Promoter William Pope - Dec 9, 1959.jpg
"Folder 54 contains the obituary for William Pope, famous Gospel concert promoter during the 1940's and 50's in Birmingham. It was listed in the Birmingham World and his date of passing was December 9, 1959. I believe him to have been the brother of…

b3f53a - Paul White - Bobby Hayden - A&M Homecoming Game - 1959.jpg
"Wonderful picture of Paul White and Bobby Hayden at the 1959 A&M Homecoming Game. Paul is announcing the game. We do not know if WEUP AM is broadcasting the game but we think so. Paul was the News and Sports Manager for the station."

b3f52a - Jim Connolly awarding a prize check at WJLD - May, 1959.jpg
"Oh. 52 is a picture with a blow up of Jim Connelly awarding a check, or some kind of certificate to a winner at WJLD. I believe this picture came from May of 1959, cause there’s a month on the photo (finally). And apparently, he had to guess the…

b3f51a - WBRC radio log - Dec 20, 1959.jpg
"This is folder 51 and it is a WBRC and WBRC FM log. And it is here just to give us a little perspective. It was never anything but a white station and this is from December 20, 1959. Who was on the air, and what logs looked like at other radio…

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b3f50a - WJ Allen at the WENN mike - 1959.jpg
"We are at folder 50. Pictures of WJ Allen at the WENN mike. We are now saying he’s at WENN. And back of the picture it says “WJ Allen, watch yourself! I said it first.” I guess that’s his expression. 8 AM, he was on 8 AM for fifteen minutes and he…

b3f49a - Funeral at First Baptist Fairfield - 1958.jpg
"And we are now at folder 49. This is a funeral which WENN may be broadcasting. And I think I asked Don (Solomon). He determined it’s First Baptist Church Fairfield, Reverend E.W. Williams presiding, eulogizing his wife, Mabel Williams. And it looks…

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