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b3f24a - Ed McClure at the WBCO board - 1955.jpg
"Folder 24 has a picture of Ed McClure, Johnny Jive, at the BCO board with his record rack, his transcription player, his 78s. In the background he’s doing his pitch…. And he’s got his supermarket specialties. The clock on the wall roughly says five…

b3f23a - Bruce Payne at the mic at WBCO - 1955.jpg
"Up to folder 23. There’s Bruce Payne, having a good time at WBCO. He’s holding a 45 of course but in those days it looks like they might have taped something on the label which is a nightmare for record collectors. Donated by mail from Bruce Payne…

b3f22a - engineer (unknown) from WBCO - 1955.jpg
"Ok, folder 22 is a picture of an engineer at WBCO in 1955. I don’t know who the engineer is. I don’t know. Donated by Ed McClure."

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b3f21a - Johnny Jive business card - 1955.jpg
"Ok, moving right along. This is folder 21 and it is a business card for Johnny Jive at WBCO. It's taped to a piece of plexiglass, Now the phone numbers have seven digits. So we’re moving along here, 1955. “It’s wise to advertise on channel 145.…

b3f20a - clip about education levels of WBCO staff - 1954.jpg
"Now this is a total mystery. It is a blow up of something I got from Ed McClure, Johnny Jive. He’s a veteran of World War II. I didn’t realize that. It lists Andrew Dawkins, Bruce Payne, Arthur Whatley, Erskine Fausch, and Laura Walker. It talks…

b3f19a - A promotional piece for WBCO by Ed McClure - 1954.jpg
"Here we have folder 19, a copy, two copies of a flyer. It was a blue flyer so I copied it on blue cardstock. It was a pitch for Ed McClure trying to get advertisers to WBCO, where he was a DJ and ran platter parties. Looks like he also worked at a…

b3f16a - a WBCO contestant having her sash attached - 1954.jpg
"So this is folder 16 , from 1955, a series of pictures from the Johnny Jives Beauty Contest from WBCO. There’s an original here from Morrow’s photo studio, still in Fairfield. Either donated from Ed McClure or found by Bob at Morrow’s studio. The…

b3f14a - Bham News radio log Sun, Jan 16, 1955.jpg
"And we are now into folder 14, which again are a couple of radio logs from Sunday, January 16th and Friday/Saturday, January 21st/22ndnd of 1955 from the Birmingham News. Joyce Savage is mentioned at… where is Joyce Savage mentioned? On this one you…

b3f11a - WBCO Rate Card - 1954.jpg
"Two rate cards from WBCO 1450. I received these in the 1990's but I cannot recall from whom. I approximate 1954 because I'm also guessing that the writing on the back might be the scribbling of Jess Lanier, owner of WBCO but also, Mayor of Bessemer…

b3f4a - Gene Newman at WEZB.jpg
"Alright we’re moving on to folder 4 of box 3. It’s just a promo picture of Gene Newman who was a broadcaster and an owner of WEZB, which was 1320. The frequency would "swap" to WENN in exchange for WBCO's 1450. But WEZB was pretty much a white…
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