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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…

b1f12a.jpg
"This is box 1 number 12, and it is from 1942. There are various clipping from the Birmingham News or the Post Herald not sure which one, of WJLD going on the air in April of 1942. The smaller clipping entitled Bessemer’s WJLD goes on the air is from…

b2f7a - Louis Jordan contract at Madison Night Spot - 9-24-1950.jpg
"Moving right along to folder 7, which is a contract that we got also we found this, I believe, from the Birmingham World when they were open. They closed a while ago. These are actual contracts, or copies of contracts, from the Madison Night Club in…

Ed McClure at WBCO.jpg
Edward McClure (EM) (b. Jun 23, 1923, d. Sep 17, 2009) music jock and school teacher known on the air as “Johnny Jive” 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…

1942-1977-Gary Hotel - Bessemer.jpg
"Box 1 number 11 is a picture of a building that was in existence in 1942. The picture was actually from 1978 of a picture that existed in 1942 of the Plaza Hotel sometimes known as the Gary Hotel sometimes known as the Grand Hotel, which was on 17th…

Honey Brown WBCO 1952-cropped.jpg
Honey Brown (Willa Lee Davis) (b. approx 1930) a broadcaster with early WBCO (1951-1952), and Birmingham native sharing her memories of being on the air and working at the station and meeting others in other local stations, including Bob Umbach.…

John Leslie Doss, Jr.
J. Leslie Doss, Jr. (b. Aug 9, 1929, d. Nov 14, 2011) remembering his dad JL Doss, Sr, (b. 1896, d. 1977) founder of WJLD radio. Pictured is John Leslie Doss Sr.

1988 - Joe Lackey head shot.jpg
Joe Lackey (b. Aug 3, 1922, d.May 29, 2009), General Manager at WENN 1958-76. Part owner, WATV Birmingham. Joe reflects on his early career and on the 1963 Civil Rights Movement.

b1f22a Kelley Choral Singers.jpg
"Next is box 1 number 22, which is a picture of the Kelly Choral Singers and we have Norman Wooding Jr and William McKinstrey who later went on to broadcast at WJLD, and this from 1944, the back of the picture describes a great deal of the history…

2010 - Lee Bell Johnson.jpg
Lee Bell Johnson (LBJ) – gospel singer, story teller, performer, born December 7, 1934 in Demopolis, Alabama, Marengo County – recounts her early childhood and introduction to singing at the age of four while living on a plantation. Lee Bell is…
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