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  • Tags: Paul "Tall Paul" White

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Rick Upshaw was born and raised in Chattanooga and is a graduate of Howard School. Rick Upshaw was also a talented singer and was quite an expert at piano and organ. He began his musical studies at the Ken Keese Studios in Chattanooga and studied as…

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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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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

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Eddie Castleberry (b.Jul 28, 1928, d.Jan 23, 2009), pioneer Birmingham broadcaster beginning his radio career in 1950 with WEDR Birmingham. Interviewed in the WJLD studios.

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Interviewed on the air at WJLD. Author, “Radio and the Struggle for Civil Rights in the South” (University Press of Florida, 2004).

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Curtis Bell (b. Jun 1, 1962; d. Aug 25, 2020), speaks about getting his start in broadcasting in Birmingham.

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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…

b3f53a - Paul White - Bobby Hayden - A&M Homecoming Game - 1959.jpg
Box 3 Folder 53: "Wonderful picture of Paul White and Bobby Hayden at the 1959 A&M Homecoming Game. Paul is announcing the game. We do not know if WEUP AM is broadcasting the game but we think so. Paul was the News and Sports Manager for the…

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…
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