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  • Tags: 1950s

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…

ErskineFaush-Transcript.pdf
Erskine Faush, Gospel Radio Announcer from 1951-2016, discusses joining his brother William at WBCO, Bessemer and then moving to WENN Radio in 1958 and WATV in 1976, where he became part owner with Shelley Stewart and Joe Lackey.

Nancy Hodges 1 minute.mp3
Nancy Hodges reminisces on the career of her father, Bob Umbach, at WJLD.

NancyHodges-Transcript.pdf
Nancy Hodges discusses her father Bob Umbach, radio personality at WJLD from 1946 - 1953

David Shears 2 min.mp3
David Shears discussing the staff of WBCO and their programming in the 1950s.

DavidShears-Transcript.pdf
David Shears describes his start playing music on the radio at WBCO.

JohnLeslieDossJr-Transcript.pdf
J. Leslie Doss Jr. reflects on the early days of WJLD radio, his father's station.

RoyWood-Transcript.pdf
Roy Wood speaks about how he began his career in radio

SonRose Rutledge 2 min.mp3
Sonny Rutledge talks about his time as a high school radio DJ in the late 1950s.

1956-SonRose Rutledge - WBCO -  .jpg
Full length black and white portrait of Sonrose Rutledge in the WBCO radio station. Depicted holding microphone with 'WBCO' legend in one hand and record disc in the other hand, and wearing headphones.
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