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(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…

b5f38a - April-May ARB Birmingham - 1969.jpg
Box 5 Folder 38: "This is folder 38. These are ratings from 1969. Ok, one of them is from April and May of 1969 and one of them is from October/November of 1969. These are the result of diaries mailed to possible listeners. There are 1,228 diaries.…

b5f37a - Note from Johnston III to staff about PD Lawson - 1969.jpg
Box 5 Folder 37: "Alright, we’re moving on to folder 37 which is a copy of a letter, it’s unclear who it’s addressed to, but it verifies Jimmy Lawson’s employment at the radio station, WJLD, with the signature, the name George Johnston III…
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