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  • Tags: 1960s

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Jimmy Lawson, announcer broadcasting from 1963 – present (WEUP Huntsville, WJLD and WENN, Birmingham, current owner WWPG AM-FM, Tuscaloosa)

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Shelley Stewart, Pioneer Birmingham disc jockey/announcer, approximate beginning of his career at WBCO and WEDR in 1952, then WENN, then WJLD, then WENN, then part owner of WATV. Retired from radio in 1999.

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Edward McClure, known on the air as “Johnny Jive,” music jock and school teacher, beginning his career at WBCO, Bessemer in 1952, at WENN for a short time in the late 50’s and then, WJLD until 1969. A master of platter parties and creator of the…

Andrew Fields, overnight broadcaster and part timer at WJLD and WBUL, discusses his career spanning 1969-1982; reflecting on his development and experience in Birmingham radio and his contemporaries.

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Erskine Faush, Gospel Radio Announcer 1951-2016. Radio Pioneer 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.

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Sonrose Rutledge, Alabama broadcaster starting his career at WBCO, then WENN, WEDR and ending it at WEUP Huntsville. He then pursued a radio career in Louisiana.

Interview with Rev. James Bevil, major leader of the 1960 Civil Rights Movement in Birmingham, Lieutenant of Dr. Martin Luther King, Interviewed live in the WJLD studios by Bob Friedman

Zack Allen, radio broadcaster with WJLD, interviewed about music played during his time as a DJ in the 1950s
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