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Arnold Dwight “Gatemouth” Moore - (b. Nov 8, 1913, d. May 19, 2004). Starting his career on the air at WIBW in Topeka, Kansas, his home town, in the 1930's, Moore was a major blues singer in the 1930’s and 40's and a prolific recording artist and…

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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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Box 1 Folder 8: "Box 1 number 8 is a picture we approximate from 1940 of Leland Chiles who was a broadcaster at WSFA in Montgomery and later became station manager when WJLD opened in 1942. This is a picture received, a copy of a picture that was…
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