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b3f26a - Southern Bell phone bill from Bessemer - Feb 1956.jpg
"Ok, we’re on…
LWR: Hang on… this is 26.
BF: Ok working on 26. Folder 26 is a Southern Bell telephone bill from February of 1956 just as a reflection of the times. Total amount: $14.81. And that’s because of long distance. I believe this was out…

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b3f17a - Bham World - Roberta Roland passing - Aug 5, 1955.jpg
"In Folder 17, we have the obituary of Ms, Roberta Roland, a gospel radio announcer, promoter and active in the Birmingham community. Several people recollected her taking food to the poor or picking people up and taking them places. Rev. Don…

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…

b3f13a - mounted photo of Robelia Pope at WJLD mic - 1954.jpg
"This is a mounted picture of RJ Pope, Robelia Pope. It’s folder 13. She’s doing a cooking show, which we think was on around noon. Is there anything on the back of the picture? No. Okay. We’re approximating 1954. RJ Pope would have been given to us…

b3f9a - Duke Rumore - WJLD Radio - 1954.jpg
"Moving along to folder 9. These are 3 pictures, an original, a copy of an original, and a copy of a copy, of Duke Rumore at a WJLD mic in 1954 when he was one of the top jocks in the city. He left for WSGN and pretty famous there. But that was at…

b3f7a - WJLD studio building, Bessemer 1954.jpg
"Moving along to folder 7 are pictures from the WJLD studios, and this is a different picture but it does show the tower and it shows a Buick parked out front. It’s a 1954 license plate so that’s how come we know there was still some kind of…

b3f6a - Perry Tiger Thompson at the WJLD mic - 1954.jpg
"Moving right along to number 6, folder 6 is a picture of Perry "Tiger" Thompson at the WJLD mike we figure from 1954. Apparently Ben Franklin let me know that he would play “Hold that Tiger” (sings). Some kind of football piece. We’re told he had a…

b3f3a - BN radio log Sep 30 - Oct 3, 1954.jpg
"Okay we’re going to folder number 3. Folder number 3 from October of ‘54. Again Birmingham News radio logs from September 30th thru October 3rd of 1954. WEDR has the Walter Anglin show, and now they’ve changed the frequency correctly to 1220. The…

b3f2a - Bhan News radio log April 1-2, 1954.jpg
"Here we go into April of ’54. Again this is folder number 2 of box 3. We have again EDR still misidentified in terms of the frequency. JLD and BCO. WJLD’s April 11th log has spiritual music with Floyd King. And Floyd King is BJ Love King’s uncle I…

b3f1a - Bham News radio log  Feb 23-24, 1954.jpg
"Ok, we’re in box number 3. Birmingham News radio logs. This is folder number 1 from February of 1954. Tues/Wed, February 23/24th and Sat/Sun, February 2728th. We’re interested, of course, in looking at WEDR, WJLD, and WBCO, the three contending…
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