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b3f41a - James Connolly's application for WSHE - BN Dec 14, 1958.jpg
Box 3 Folder 41: "We’re now at folder 41 from 1958 which has an article “The new radio station for Bessemer application for which was duly posted in the news. It’s going to be a truly new sound in radio if the federal communication okays the station.…

b3f7a - WJLD studio building, Bessemer 1954.jpg
Box 3 Folder 7: "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…

b2f53a - Bessemer City Directory - WBCO address - 1953.jpg
Box 2 Folder 53: "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…

b2f40a - the WBCO staff inside the studio - 1952.jpg
Box 2 Folder 40: "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…

b2f37a - anniversary pres release from Brunce Payne - 7-15-1952.jpg
Box 2 Folder 37: "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…

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
Box 2 Folder 30: "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…

b2f29a -  Bham Post Herald - WJLD transmitter moved   7-21-1952.jpg
Box 2 Folder 29: "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…

b2f24a - Signal Measurements WJLD Bessemer  1950-1951.jpg
Box 2 Folder 24: "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…

b2f22a - Bessemer City Directory - WBCO  WJLD  - 1951.jpg
Box 2 Folder 22: "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…
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