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  • Tags: Bessemer Superhighway

b6f21a - WBUL contract.jpg
Box 6 Folder 21: "Ok we’re at folder 21 which are about 300 copies of radio station WBUL’s contracts, for sale contracts. They had been closed for quite some time but the building still existed, and I was able to get up into the old facility with a…

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…

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…

b1f54a - WJLD FM  building on Red Mt - 5-12-1949.jpg
Box 1 Folder 54: "And we are on box number 1 this is folder number 54, which are pictures of the studio and transmitter, we think this is the studio, of WJLD/WJLN where the tower is which (the tower) still exists on Red Mountain. Not sure if this is…

b1f52a - Engineer Ben Franklin at WJLD transmitter - 1949.jpg
Box 1 Folder 52: "Moving along to folder number, box 1 folder 52, are pictures of Ben Franklin and he is inside the 3801 Bessemer Superhighway in Bessemer the middle rack provided link service to the Red Mountain transmitter in 1948, Red Mountain…
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