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b3f36a - four WJLD promo postcards - 1956.jpg
"Next we have some WJLD promo post cards. We’re approximating them to be 1956. Promo cards of Truman Puckett, Gatemouth Moore ar copies I made from someone's donation. Willie McKinstry's and Lora Gary's are actual post cards. McKinstry's came from…

b2f43a - Arniold Dwight - Gatemouth - Moore - 1952.jpg
"We’re now at folder 43 which contains an original picture of Gatemouth Moore. This is a promo picture that was given out compliments of the Guarantee Jewelry Company, which was one of his sponsors. We received this tattered copy from a niece of his,…

Approx 1974 - (l-r) Larry Levan and James Freeman at WJLD remote from the Willie Mckinstry scrapbook.jpg
James Freeman, a Birmingham radio deejay who worked at WJLD 1400 and WEDR 1220 on and off for some 17 years. He spent some time in Columbus, Georgia and in Dayton, Ohio as a gospel announcer and then returned to Birmingham. He recalls his time on…

Roy and Gate April 1,1992 at WJLD Studios.jpg
Arnold Dwight “Gatemouth” Moore - (b. Nov 8, 1913, d. May 19, 2004) one of the most daring of the radio announcers of the 1950’s, Moore was a blues singer in the 1930’s and 40’s and a gospel singer, minister and radio announcer in the 50’s, in…

Eddie Castleberry-Gary Richardson 1992.jpg
Eddie Castleberry (b.Jul 28, 1928, d.Jan 23, 2009), pioneer Birmingham broadcaster beginning his radio career in 1950 with WEDR Birmingham. Interviewed in the WJLD studios.

1960-Shelley Stewart-WENN.jpg
Shelley Stewart, pioneer Birmingham disc jockey and announcer, reflects on his career in Birmingham radio beginning with WBCO and WEDR in 1952, then WENN, then WJLD, then WENN, then part owner of WATV. Retired from radio in 1999.

Bruce Payne at WBCO, 1953
Bruce Payne (b. 1930, d. October 6, 2005) Birmingham Broadcaster from the early 1950's. Born in Jackson, MS and began his broadcasting career briefly at WVIM Vicksburg and then moved to Bessemer at WBCO. He made the transition to early WENN Radio in…
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