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  • Tags: Lora (Walker) Gary

b3f39a - Bham News radio and TV log - April 11, 1957.jpg
Box 3 Folder 39: "This is a Birmingham News radio log from April 11, 1957. It lists 11 radio stations and 2 television stations. 6 and 13 were the TV stations. JLD had McKinstry. This is back in ‘57. Their radio logs had the previous evening's…

b3f36a - four WJLD promo postcards - 1956.jpg
Box 3 Folder 36: "Next we have some WJLD promo post cards. We’re approximating them to be 1956. Promo cards of Truman Puckett, Gatemouth Moore ar copies I made from someone's donation. Willie McKinstry's and Lora Gary's are actual post cards.…

b2f40a - the WBCO staff inside the studio - 1952.jpg
Box 2 Folder 40: "We are at folder 40. There are several copies of an original picture taken inside the WBCO studios in downtown Bessemer, which shows the staff (l-r) Garfield Grace, Honey Brown, Erskine Faush, Lora Walker, Fletcher Cobb, and Bruce…

b2f38a - Birmingham Weekly and WBCO staff top half- 8-15-1952.jpg
Box 2 Folder 38: "Ok, this is folder 38 and we’re looking at a large Xerox of the front page of the Birmingham Weekly Review, a black-owned newspaper by publisher Robert Durr, from August 16, 1952, which features the staff of WBCO in Bessemer when it…

1960-Shelley Stewart-WENN.jpg
Shelley Stewart, pioneer Birmingham disc jockey and announcer, reflects on his career in Birmingham radio beginning with WBCO and WEDR in 1952, then WENN, then WJLD, then WENN, then part owner of WATV. Retired from radio in 1999.

Bruce Payne at WBCO, 1953
Bruce Payne (b. 1930, d. October 6, 2005) Birmingham Broadcaster from the early 1950's. Born in Jackson, MS and began his broadcasting career briefly at WVIM Vicksburg and then moved to Bessemer at WBCO. He made the transition to early WENN Radio in…

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

1950-Ben Alexander - WEDR   cropped.jpg
Ben Alexander (b. Sept, 1927), an early arrival at WEDR 1220 AM, Birmingham, Ben spent from the end of 1949 to October of 1950 at the station and recalls personnel and personalities of the time. He became a Lt. Colonel in the army and retired to…
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