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b4f53a - WEUP new studio, January 1964, from Huntsville Rewound.jpg
Box 4 Folder 53: "This folder contains a picture of the new WEUP Huntsville studio built in 1964."

b4f3a - Sonrose Rutledge at WEUP Huntsville - 1960.jpg
Box 4 Folder 3: "Box 4 folder 3 is a picture of Son Rose Rutledge, and this picture would have been taken at WEUP in Huntsville around 1960. He was known as Son Rose Rutledge; he was known as Gay Poppa too. Son Rose Rutledge up in WEUP playing the…

b3f55a - WEUP Trailer  March 20, 1958, from Huntsville Rewound.jpg
Box 3 Folder 55: "Folder 55 contains two pictures obtained from the WEUP website in Huntsville, Alabama. WEUP went on the air in 1958 as the first African American owned radio station in Alabama. Leroy Garrett was the owner and there is much in our…

WEUP - Dawkins and Garrett, 1967.jpg
Rev. Andrew Dawkins (b. Feb 24, 1930, d. Dec 9, 2014), RnB announcer beginning his career early in 1950 at WBCO 1450 AM in Bessemer. BCO stood for Bessemer Cut-off. The station went all black staff in late 1951 and it was remarked locally that BCO…

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…

Jimmy Lawson.pdf
Jimmy Lawson, announcer broadcasting from 1963 – present (WEUP Huntsville, WJLD and WENN, Birmingham, current owner WWPG AM-FM, Tuscaloosa)

1956-SonRose Rutledge - WBCO -  .jpg
Sonrose Rutledge (b. Oct 15, 1937), Alabama broadcaster starting his career at WBCO, then WENN, WEDR and ending it at WEUP Huntsville. He then pursued a radio career in Louisiana.

1949-Heavenly Four WVOK Oct. 1949.jpg
Rev. Don Solomon (b.Feb 13, 1932, d. Dec 14, 2017); on Leroy Garrett (b. Nov 26, 1913, d. Jul 21, 1980). Don Solomon, gospel promoter, Sales Director for A.G. Gaston businesses, discusses his early gospel group and their manager, Leroy Garrett, who…
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