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Carolyn “Michelle” Shivers (b. Sept 21, 1954). Michelle was an on air personality and, for a time, Music Director, at WJLD in the late 1970's. In this interview, she shares some of her recollections of the period that encompassed the 1976 WENN…

(l-r) Jackie Taylor holding a,Gwen Sanders Gamble, Gwen's sister Deborah Sanders Smith, and Tuskegee SNCC activist and educator Dr. Joan Burroughs.jpg
Gwendolyn Sanders Gamble (b. Nov. 17, 1947) and her two sisters Dot and Deborah, were Ullman High School students and active in the 1963 campaign. Gwen was 14 and a recruiter which means she would work inside the school letting other students know…

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Richard Maurice "Thin Man" King (b.Sept. 15, 1937; d.June 17, 1980) - born in Uniontown, Alabama to mother Ora Lee Evans (her second marriage last name, not her maiden name) and father Konnie King. "Thin Man," as he was known on the air at WENN 1320…

b6f15a - Tommy Jackson and Wm Mickinstry - WJLD 1972.jpg
Tommy Jackson (b. Nov 18, 1946) - During his part time radio announcer stint at WJLD 1400 AM in the 1970's. Tommy also taught at Ullman High School and at Miles College. Here, he reflects briefly on various colleagues at WJLD radio, in particular,…

(l-r) Rosco Floyd, Soul Vocalist Joe Simon, Dave and Leo Taylor - 1978, WENN.jpg
Dave Donnell (b. Nov.2, 1949.) Dave held many positions at many stations, starting in 1969 at WVOL AM Nashville, his birth city, then to KALO AM Little Rock and finally to Birmingham, where he spent many years at WENN 107.7 FM, at WBUL 1220, at…

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Trumon Puckett (b. Aug 2, 1917 - d. Jan 30, 1967) - one of Birmingham radio's most famous names. Trumon Puckett was well know in gospel radio circles in both the Black and white communities with his "Gospel Ship" program on WJLD 1400. Beginning his…

b8f55a - Cover of May 4, 1989 Bham Times Show Time mag.jpg
Box 8 Folder 55: "We’re now at 55. Folder 55 is a piece, is the Showtime section of the Birmingham Times from May 4, 1989 which talks about all kinds of night life and mentions WJLD. “A couple of years ago Sheryl Hunter won the Budweiser Showdown,…

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Box 8 Folder 33: "OK, this is a, in folder 33, this is a listing from the spring of 1985, the comparative ratings of JLD, AGG, ATV, and ENN FM. And WJLD was holding its share. Of course, WENN FM had long since run away with the ratings. They were all…

b8f5a - WENN 107.7 logo - 1980.jpg
Box 8 Folder 5: "Ok, we’re at folder 5 which contains a number of WENN photos from Manuel Fitch's scrapbook. In many cases, we've enlarged the copies. In order they are as follows:
a. WENN poster with the slogan "JAMMIN’”
b. a color photo of WENN…

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Box 8 Folder 4: "This is folder 4 which is an 8x10 black and white out in front of Gaston’s Funeral… actually, it’s out in front of Gaston’s Lounge and Dining. This would have been a part of the Gaston Motel on 5th Avenue North. I don’t know where…
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