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  • Tags: Red Mountain

b6f11a - part of WJLD ap to FCC for license change - 1971.jpg
"Ok, folder 11 is part of an FCC request changing the location of the station from Homewood to Fairfield, at the Garrison, and the antennae is now moved from… the transmitter location is now at Garrison Avenue which is where it currently is. Ok,…

b5f26a - from Erin Connolly's son - unidentified.jpg
"Folder 26 has various pictures donated from Erin Connolly’s son which show, I guess Erin… I’m not sure who this is…. I don't recognize the men in these pictures. Jim Connolly is in some of these pictures. It's been so long since Connolly's son…

b5f12a -WJLD Proof of Performance doc - 1967.jpg
"Folder 12 from 1967 is an engineering report for the antennae for WJLD. It is dated March of 1967 and WJLD is… and apparently this is trying to determine… well, they’ve taken numerous field strength measurements. Their daytime power is 1,000 watts…

b4f36a - letter from WBMG to Johnston Manufacturing - 1965.jpg
"Folder 36 are two letters from Channel 42, WBMG TV in which they are contacting the Johnston Manufacturing Company, the Johnston Broadcasting Company as well. Two different companies owned by the Johnston family. What these letters represent is the…

b4f13a - Jim Connolly at WJLD-WJLN on Red Mountain - 1962.jpg
"We now move to folder 13 is a picture of Jim Connolly outside of the WJLD studios from 1962. This would be up on Red Mountain. Notice the sign also said WJLN TV. The Johnston family was exploring the possibility of going into television. That…

b4f12a - Otis Dodge and staff at WJLD red mountain - 1962.jpg
"Folder number 12 is a color picture taken outside of WJLD, WJLN studios on Red Mountain. Otis Dodge is there. Erin Connolly is there, and the 2 gentlemen to the right may be salespeople. I’m not sure who they are. This is a picture that was blown up…

b2f49a - Ben Franklin and wife at WJLD Red Mountain - 1950s.jpg
"We’re up to folder 49 which has an original picture of Ben Franklin, engineer Ben Franklin and his wife. I don’t remember her name although I spent a lot of time at her house, trying to get some things in order out of Ben’s files. Ben was the first…

b2f32a - King Porter at WJLD  1952.jpg
"Box 2, Folder 32: This beautiful Morrow pix is of King Porter, who broadcasted at WJLD on Red Mountain. A piano player, he played on the air and in clubs and had an air shift as well. Here, through the miracle of magnification and knowledge, I…

b2f29a -  Bham Post Herald - WJLD transmitter moved   7-21-1952.jpg
"From the Birmingham Post Herald, it says Bessemer News. “WJLD transmitter moved to Birmingham”. Radio station WJLD has moved its transmitter from Bessemer to Red Mountain in Birmingham, and this was July 21, 1952. That’s very helpful. “The…

b2f21a - Truman Puckett for Picard Clothiers - 1951.jpg
"Right and moving into 1951 here; this is folder 21 and several pictures from negatives of, three pictures, of Truman Puckett. The negatives were found in the vast negative collection of Graf Studios in Bessemer in the early 1990's although I'm not…
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