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  • Tags: King Porter

b3f12a - 3 photos of King Porter trio - 1954.jpg
"a collection of six black and white photos received from Candy West from her grandfather's collection, I'm assuming. All six contain pictures of pianist and radio announcer King Porter. Three of the pictures have him with a trio at a party put on…

b3f3a - BN radio log Sep 30 - Oct 3, 1954.jpg
"Okay we’re going to folder number 3. Folder number 3 from October of ‘54. Again Birmingham News radio logs from September 30th thru October 3rd of 1954. WEDR has the Walter Anglin show, and now they’ve changed the frequency correctly to 1220. The…

b2f32a - King Porter at WJLD  1952.jpg
"Box 2, Folder 32: This beautiful Morrow pix is of King Porter, who broadcasted at WJLD on Red Mountain. A piano player, he played on the air and in clubs and had an air shift as well. Here, through the miracle of magnification and knowledge, I…

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…

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.

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…

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Zack Allen (b.Jan 16, 1936, d.Nov 2, 2010), radio broadcaster with WJLD, interviewed about music played during his time as a DJ in the 1950s
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