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  • Tags: McLendon Broadcasting Company

b7f2a- FCC renews WJLD and WENN licenses- 1975.jpg
Box 7 Folder 2: "Ok, here we are on folder 2. A clipping from the Birmingham Post Herald of December 16, 1975 indicating that both WENN radio and WENN FM under their new owner, the Booker T. Washington Broadcasting Company, so were awarded licenses…

b6f35a - Johnston request for summary judgement denied - 1974.jpg
Box 6 Folder 35: "This is folder 35 which contain requests to the FCC from Johnston requesting summary judgment against McKinney and Hertz broadcasting. That request is hereby denied and set for trial in December, 1974. Hertz Broadcasting, you will…

b6f10a - WENN radio sold to Hertz Bdcast - May 6, 1971.jpg
Box 6 Folder 10: "Ok we’re in folder 10, looking at a copy of an article probably from the Birmingham News dated…. No, the Birmingham Post Herald, dated May 6, 1971, indicating that Hertz Broadcasting of Birmingham has purchased radio station ENN and…

b5f41a - McClendon's explains necessity to expand FM hour - 1969.jpg
Box 5 Folder 41: "This is folder 41 which are descriptions of WENN-AM and FM. Well, what they are actually proposing is to expand the hours of WENN FM with a very lengthy application signed and supported by a lot of people in the community. They…

b4f3a - Sonrose Rutledge at WEUP Huntsville - 1960.jpg
Box 4 Folder 3: "Box 4 folder 3 is a picture of Son Rose Rutledge, and this picture would have been taken at WEUP in Huntsville around 1960. He was known as Son Rose Rutledge; he was known as Gay Poppa too. Son Rose Rutledge up in WEUP playing the…

Gene Newman0002.jpg
Gene Newman, owner of WBEZ and WSMQ, began his career in the 1950’s. Discusses the frequency swaps between WEZB and WBCO that created WENN 1320 and WYAM 1450 in 1958.

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…

1988 - Joe Lackey head shot.jpg
Joe Lackey (b. Aug 3, 1922, d.May 29, 2009), General Manager at WENN 1958-76. Part owner, WATV Birmingham. Joe reflects on his early career and on the 1963 Civil Rights Movement.
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