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  • Tags: 1960s

Maurice King.jpg
Richard Maurice "Thin Man" King (b.Sept. 15, 1937; d.June 17, 1980) - born in Uniontown, Alabama to mother Ora Lee Evans (her second marriage last name, not her maiden name) and father Konnie King. "Thin Man," as he was known on the air at WENN 1320…

b6f15a - Tommy Jackson and Wm Mickinstry - WJLD 1972.jpg
Tommy Jackson (b. Nov 18, 1946) - During his part time radio announcer stint at WJLD 1400 AM in the 1970's. Tommy also taught at Ullman High School and at Miles College. Here, he reflects briefly on various colleagues at WJLD radio, in particular,…

(l-r) Rosco Floyd, Soul Vocalist Joe Simon, Dave and Leo Taylor - 1978, WENN.jpg
Dave Donnell (b. Nov.2, 1949.) Dave held many positions at many stations, starting in 1969 at WVOL AM Nashville, his birth city, then to KALO AM Little Rock and finally to Birmingham, where he spent many years at WENN 107.7 FM, at WBUL 1220, at…

Sam Frazier Jr., and Bob Friedman taken by Tom Spitzley, April 2019.jpg
Sam Frazier, Jr. (b. Aug 12, 1943) a Birmingham singer who sang the blues, RnB, gospel and country, whose career spans recording in NYC, Birmingham and Los Angeles, Sam came up in the Edgewater neighborhood of Birmingham, played a blues harp and…

Trumon and Rod.jpg
Trumon Puckett (b. Aug 2, 1917 - d. Jan 30, 1967) - one of Birmingham radio's most famous names. Trumon Puckett was well know in gospel radio circles in both the Black and white communities with his "Gospel Ship" program on WJLD 1400. Beginning his…

b6f25a - 19 floor Cabana Hotel, Bham, Al - 1972.jpg
Box 6 Folder 25: "This folder contains three photos. The first is a picture of the Leer Tower from 2008, which had not changed much since it was the Cabana Hotel, closed down since 1983. I climbed the 19 floors to the roof in the late 1990's in hopes…

b6f8a - Rick Upshaw promo piece - WGOW, Chattanooga - 1971.jpg
Box 6 Folder 8: "Here we go to folder 8, picture of Rick Upshaw from when he was at WGOV in Chattanooga, and we got his mailing address. He was at WJLD for one year in 1967, this from 1971, and we had some contact with him in the ‘90s. He helped us…

b5f41a - McClendon's explains necessity to expand FM hour - 1969.jpg
Box 5 Folder 41: "This is folder 41 which are descriptions of WENN-AM and FM. Well, what they are actually proposing is to expand the hours of WENN FM with a very lengthy application signed and supported by a lot of people in the community. They…

b5f40a - Atty Anderson to Johnston-file reports - Dec 11, 1969.jpg
Box 5 Folder 40: "Ok. we’re up to folder 40 which contains a letter from David Anderson rather, who was a… my guess is an attorney handling filings with the FCC. It doesn’t specifically say, but on December of 1969, instructing George Johnston III to…

b5f39a - PSA announcing major changes to WJLN - July 17, 1969.jpg
Box 5 Folder 39: "This is folder 39 from 1969 which has within it various applications to the FCC to make changes to the tower and to increase power from 23kw to 100kw for WJLN 104.7. It includes the direct application, also notices that needs to be…
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