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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…

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Lewis Kendrick (b. Dec 26, 1923,d. Apr 5, 2004) First came upon WJLD when the station went on the air in Bessemer in 1942. Lewis recounts his work experience there and about personnel at both early WJLD and WBCO, Bessemer.

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Engineer Ben Franklin (Ben) continues in this 1993 interview recounting his stories of early Birmingham radio.

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Billy Cliff Evans (b. Dec 12, 1924, d. Apr 5, 2004), announcer at WJLD in the mid 1940’s. Billy shares recollections of early broadcasting from Bessemer radio stations. Became treasurer of the Bessemer History Center.
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