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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."

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…

b2f35a - Sugar Daddy at WBCO 1 - 1952.jpg
Box 2 Folder 35: "This folder contains three different photos of Andrew "Sugar Daddy" Dawkins from his stint at WBCO. They were donated by Andrew at the time of his interviews. Wonderful shots. Andrew was at the station for a couple of years…

1979 - Paul in White Suit - head shot.jpg
Paul White (b. Aug. 16, 1936; d. Aug. 19, 2001) a classic discussion on WATV 900 AM Radio Birmingham, between two iconic Birmingham radio announcers. Paul White, commonly known as Tall Paul, and Shelly Stewart, known as Shelley the Playboy. Paul…

b1f51a - Heavenly Four WVOK flyer  -  Oct, 1949.jpg
Box 1 Folder 51: "Folder 51, two pictures from 1949. Right? From 1949, pictures of the Heavenly Four Gospel Singers, Don Solomon’s group. An earlier picture and a newer picture with Robert, Don, Monroe, a Charles Brown and a James (?). They…

b1f34a - Earliest Heavenly Four.jpg
Box 1 Folder 34: "This is box 1 number 34, which are various pictures, two pictures of the Heavenly Four Gospel Singers. They probably span from 1945- 46. We know who the Heavenly Four Gospel Singers because Don Solomon is in the group and these are…

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…

1952-Andrew Dawkins - WBCO.jpg
Rev. Andrew “Sugar Daddy” Dawkins (b. Feb 24, 1930, d. Dec 9, 2014), radio announcer with two seminal radio stations, the first at WBCO AM 1450 in Bessemer in 1950 and the second at WEUP AM 1600, Huntsville, the latter Alabama’s first Black owner…

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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