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b2f56a - Radio log - 4-1-1953.jpg
"Alright, moving on to folder 56. 56 contains some radio logs. Trying to determine if they are all the same. They are not. The three radio logs are from April 1st of 1953, April 4th of ‘53, and April 5th of ’53, and they describe the radio stations…

b2f52a - WJLD cuff links from Zack Allen - 1953.jpg
"We’re now at folder 52. In 52 we have a pair of cufflinks preceding several files ago, we mentioned it. Zach Allan of Bessemer had donated cufflinks, WJLD cufflinks. That’s what‘s in the envelope. One of them has the WJLD name, the other does not. …

b2f50a - MacMillan Jubilee Singers - 1953.jpg
"This is folder 50 and this is a picture of the McMillan Jubilee Singers and it lists all of the names on an attached piece of paper. From about 1953 or so. In front is Norman Wooding Jr. Also Henry King who was BJ Love King’s dad, on the right, and……

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…

b2f48a - Bob Umbach, possibly at WMBM, Miami - 1953.jpg
"This is folder 48. This is a promo picture of Bob Umbach which was sent to me I believe by his daughter but I’m not sure. This is when he was at WMBM, this is not at WJLD. This would have been around ‘53 and here he is pouring some milk into, I…

b2f45a - Roy Wood during his stint at WJLD - 1953.jpg
"Here we have a picture of Roy Wood. We know he first visited us briefly in 1953, taking the helm of the Atomic Boogie Hour from Bob Umbach when Umbach left WJLD. This was in in the batch of memorabilia received from Candy West, James Connolly's…

b2f42a - Walter Anglin from WEDR days - 1952.jpg
"This is folder 42 which is a picture from about 1952 of Walter Anglin, who later became famous as Little Walter, the "Midnight Mover Groover" when he was on WJLD. He started his career at WEDR as a program director, and this is a head shot from…

b2f36a - C100 FM Antenna Instruction Booklet - 1952.jpg
"And head back into folder 36, which is a nine page technical manual including contents, tables and drawings, put out on October 20, 1952. The FM antenna instruction book, this would be the antenna for, if it’s an FM antenna, we’re probably talking…

1946-Bob Umbach .jpg
Tommy Cox, a WJLD listener interviewed about Bob Umbach, WJLD Radio Announcer and originator of the Atomic Boogie Hour in 1946. Tommy began listening to Bob Umbach in 1949. Tommy called Bob Friedman in 2005 letting him know he had a Rhythm and Blues…

b2f34a - two WJLD-WJLN letter openers  1952.jpg
"Various WJLD/WJLN objects from 1952 were donated to WJLD, and then to the BBRM, back in 2015/16 by Candy West, grand daughter of James Connolly, long time manager at WJLD. Here we have letter openers, a WJLD/WJLN rate card, a promotional ticket to…
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