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b3f7a - WJLD studio building, Bessemer 1954.jpg
"Moving along to folder 7 are pictures from the WJLD studios, and this is a different picture but it does show the tower and it shows a Buick parked out front. It’s a 1954 license plate so that’s how come we know there was still some kind of…

b2f53a - Bessemer City Directory - WBCO address - 1953.jpg
"Heading up to folder 53 from the Bessemer city directory from around 1953. This one page from the Bessemer city directory is in here because it lists WBCO radio station at 17th and 3rd Ave in Bessemer. Now it is the case that not everything gets…

b2f40a - the WBCO staff inside the studio - 1952.jpg
"We are at folder 40. There are several copies of an original picture taken inside the WBCO studios in downtown Bessemer, which shows the staff (l-r) Garfield Grace, Honey Brown, Erskine Faush, Lora Walker, Fletcher Cobb, and Bruce Payne. The BBRM…

b2f37a - anniversary pres release from Brunce Payne - 7-15-1952.jpg
"Moving right along to number 37. Folder 37 is something that Bruce Payne sent us, which was a…July 15, 1952 release reflecting on Bruce Payne Jr. observing his first WBCO anniversary with a celebration in June of 1952.. And it just talks about…

1946-Bob Umbach .jpg
Tommy Cox, a WJLD listener interviewed about Bob Umbach, WJLD Radio Announcer and originator of the Atomic Boogie Hour in 1946. Tommy began listening to Bob Umbach in 1949. Tommy called Bob Friedman in 2005 letting him know he had a Rhythm and Blues…

b2f30a - scan of orig photo of WJLD BSH studio 1952.jpg
"Moving right along to folder number 30. These are, speak of the devil, several pictures of the WJLD studio building on the Bessemer Super Highway. One of them has a little African American child out front; maybe she was one of the children of one of…

b2f29a -  Bham Post Herald - WJLD transmitter moved   7-21-1952.jpg
"From the Birmingham Post Herald, it says Bessemer News. “WJLD transmitter moved to Birmingham”. Radio station WJLD has moved its transmitter from Bessemer to Red Mountain in Birmingham, and this was July 21, 1952. That’s very helpful. “The…

b2f24a - Signal Measurements WJLD Bessemer  1950-1951.jpg
"Moving along to number, folder number 24 is another technical report, 30 pages, which measures performance for WJLD in Bessemer. So that right away dates it to some extent. It’s quite interesting to see the precision by which these…they look like…

b2f22a - Bessemer City Directory - WBCO  WJLD  - 1951.jpg
"Alright, we now are looking at folder 22. This is from the Bessemer City directory 1951. Two stations listed: WBCO radio station on 17th and 3rd Avenue and that was the first location for WBCO. WJLD was at this time of course on the Bessemer…

b2f15a - Madision Nite Spot - 1950.jpg
"Coming along for folder 15 is a picture, roughly 1950. This is a picture of the Madison Night Spot, very hard to find. Luckily I got it from a woman (Sherry Neilsen) who was working at the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame and she gave me permission to make…
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