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  • Tags: McLendon Broadcasting Company

b5f41a - McClendon's explains necessity to expand FM hour - 1969.jpg
"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 simulcasted FM but…

b4f3a - Sonrose Rutledge at WEUP Huntsville - 1960.jpg
"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 transcription…

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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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