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b3f24a - Ed McClure at the WBCO board - 1955.jpg
"Folder 24 has a picture of Ed McClure, Johnny Jive, at the BCO board with his record rack, his transcription player, his 78s. In the background he’s doing his pitch…. And he’s got his supermarket specialties. The clock on the wall roughly says five…

b3f21a - Johnny Jive business card - 1955.jpg
"Ok, moving right along. This is folder 21 and it is a business card for Johnny Jive at WBCO. It's taped to a piece of plexiglass, Now the phone numbers have seven digits. So we’re moving along here, 1955. “It’s wise to advertise on channel 145.…

b3f16a - a WBCO contestant having her sash attached - 1954.jpg
"So this is folder 16 , from 1955, a series of pictures from the Johnny Jives Beauty Contest from WBCO. There’s an original here from Morrow’s photo studio, still in Fairfield. Either donated from Ed McClure or found by Bob at Morrow’s studio. The…

b2f47a - Elk's Hall and a WBCO platter party - 1953.jpg
"The next folder is number 47, and these are pictures from WBCO platter party, which I believe was at nightclub…it might have been called The Flame. Let’s see, lots of copies of those pictures but none of which tell me…oh of course, these are…

Fitch at tape automation, WBUL0001.jpg
Manuel Fitch, long time gospel announcer currently on WJLD Radio AM 1400 and 94.1 FM, on Saturday mornings from 6-8AM. Manuel began working in Birmingham radio in the 1970’s and shared his recollections and stories from his scrapbook pictures. His…

Esau Thompson, 1957, Ebony Magazine
Lydia Thompson (b. Feb 3, 1940, d. Sep 20, 1996), Perry “Tiger” Thompson’s (b. 1908, d. Apr 26, 1973) daughter, part three of three interviews. Bob Friedman visited Ms. Thompson at her home in Bessemer. Lydia continues to reflect on her family and…

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

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…

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.
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