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b5f27a - Ninth annual WJLD Platter Queen contest - 1968.jpg
"Folder 27, the 9th annual platter queen contest of Johnny Jive, Ed McClure, which contains two shots of the contestants. We've identified Loretta Scott who is on the far right as you look at the women. We know her and we know that the winner of the…

b5f3a - Seventh Annual WJLD Platter Queens - 1967.jpg
"This is folder 3 from 1967. It is the 7th annual platter queen contest, 1966-67. And we know that Alfreda Dorsey is the person immediately…. Immediately to Johnny Jive’s right is… we’ve identified that person as Alfreda Dorsey, that young woman. We…

b4f48a - ^th Annual WJLD Platter Queen contest  1966.jpg
"We are now at folder 48, two pictures from the 6th annual platter queen contest run by Johnny Jive, Ed McClure. The actual contest and the crowning of the winner. We do not know who these young women are in the picture but there are tons of them and…

b4f17a - more WJLD's platter queen contestants - 1962.jpg
"We are now at folder 17, which contains Ed McClure, known as Johnny Jive with another group of contestants. He ran beauty contests, platter queen contests from the time he was at BCO to the time he was at WJLD. He was trying to generate a Miss Black…

b4f14a - WJLD's 2nd Annual Platter Queen contest - 1962.jpg
"We are now at folder 14. Folder 14 contains several pictures of a platter queen contest run by Ed McClure and Willie McKinstrey, and there’s just several shots of the contest. This is something that WJLD ran. You know, we do approximate this to be…

Ed McClure at WBCO.jpg
Edward McClure (EM) (b. Jun 23, 1923, d. Sep 17, 2009) music jock and school teacher known on the air as “Johnny Jive” beginning his career at WBCO, Bessemer in 1952, at WENN for a short time in the late 50’s and then, WJLD until 1969. A master of…
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