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  • Tags: WENN

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…

b2f13a - Roy Wood - in the 1950's.jpg
"Moving to folder 13 is a picture from 1950 of Roy Wood Sr. who, this was from July 1950 we approximate, which may have been from his confirmation. Donated by Roy to me. That would have placed him down here. No that would have placed him probably in…

1979 - Paul in White Suit - head shot.jpg
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…

Bham 18th St. N & 5-6 Av0001.jpg
"Box 1 number 5 is an approximation of the 500 block of 18th Street North in Birmingham from the 1940s. Obtained at the archives, the archive section of the Birmingham Public Library, which received many many pictures from the Jefferson County tax…

Don Solomon head shot.jpg
Rev. Don Solomon (b.Feb 13, 1932, d. Dec 14, 2017) Pastor for many years of the Lily Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, and worked closely for years with UAB’s School of Public Health founding Congregations for Public Health.…

1943 - WSGN WA Clark (L) w group and Deacon Davis (R).jpg
Ms Ophelia Davis George (b. Nov 9, 1929, d. Mar 25, 2005), daughter of gospel broadcaster Deacon Richmond Davis (b. abt 1904, d. abt 1967). Davis began his gospel broadcasting in Birmingham in 1939 on WBRC, forerunner of WERC (960 AM), and was…

Fitch at tape automation, WBUL0001.jpg
Manuel Fitch, long time gospel announcer currently on WJLD Radio AM 1400 and 94.1 FM, on Saturday mornings from 6-8AM. Manuel began working in Birmingham radio in the 1970’s and shared his recollections and stories from his scrapbook pictures. His…

Bob and Brian 3-30-13.JPG
Interviewed on the air at WJLD. Author, “Radio and the Struggle for Civil Rights in the South” (University Press of Florida, 2004).

Roy and Gate April 1,1992 at WJLD Studios.jpg
Arnold Dwight “Gatemouth” Moore - (b. Nov 8, 1913, d. May 19, 2004) one of the most daring of the radio announcers of the 1950’s, Moore was a blues singer in the 1930’s and 40’s and a gospel singer, minister and radio announcer in the 50’s, in…
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