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  • Tags: Red Mountain

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…

b2f17a - Johnston protests tower site land evaluation 4-20-1950.jpg
"We’re up to folder 17, which is a tower, part of, well know it’s not part it’s from April 1950 referring to raising the land valuation. This is a protest by the Johnston Manufacturing Company, the original owner company of WJLD, when they were…

b1f54a - WJLD FM  building on Red Mt - 5-12-1949.jpg
"And we are on box number 1 this is folder number 54, which are pictures of the studio and transmitter, we think this is the studio, of WJLD/WJLN where the tower is which (the tower) still exists on Red Mountain. Not sure if this is the studio or if…

b1f52a - Engineer Ben Franklin at WJLD transmitter - 1949.jpg
"Moving along to folder number, box 1 folder 52, are pictures of Ben Franklin and he is inside the 3801 Bessemer Superhighway in Bessemer the middle rack provided link service to the Red Mountain transmitter in 1948, Red Mountain tower fed the mutual…

b1f42a - City to Have 1 Radio Stations - approx 1947.jpg
"And we move to box 1, and we are at folder 42, which is approximately 1947 and we do that because there is an application for a Birmingham-based radio station which at this point WJLD is considered a Bessemer licensed station. There were only, we…

b1f23 Radio Center  Dec 8, 1945.jpg
"This is box 1 number 23, which is a clipping from the Birmingham News we approximate of December 8, 1945, which begins to talk about WJLD’s receiving an fm license and they will construct a facility on Red Mountain and this is the discussion of the…

b1f22a Kelley Choral Singers.jpg
"Next is box 1 number 22, which is a picture of the Kelly Choral Singers and we have Norman Wooding Jr and William McKinstrey who later went on to broadcast at WJLD, and this from 1944, the back of the picture describes a great deal of the history…
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