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Jerome Gray, an Obama field organizer in Alabama for the 08’ campaign and an activist with the Alabama Democratic Conference, an old Black political organization still in existence. Interviewed on air at WJLD studios, Birmingham.

W. A. Clark, Taft Epstein, and Deacon Richmond Davis
Taft Epstein (b. June 1, 1912, d. Nov 17, 1979), remembered by his brother, Alex Epstein (b. Jan 22, 2015, Apr 23, 2012). Taft was a clothing store owner and sponsor for Black gospel radio programming and other events.

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David Shears, WBCO Announcer known as Doc B. At WBCO from 1951 to 1954.

Bob Umbach, WJLD Spelling Bee, 1950
Nancy Hodges, daughter of Bob Umbach, famous Bessemer and Birmingham radio pioneer; her very early recollections of her dad before he and his wife were divorced.

Bob Umbach, 1946-1953, WJLD, Bessemer/Birmingham Announcer, originator Atomic Boogie…

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Andrew Fields (b.Jan 2, 1936, d. Nov 10, 2004), overnight broadcaster and part timer at WJLD and WBUL, discusses his career spanning 1969-1982; reflecting on his development and experience in Birmingham radio and his contemporaries.

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Billy Cliff Evans (b. Dec 12, 1924, d. Apr 5, 2004), announcer at WJLD in the mid 1940’s. Billy shares recollections of early broadcasting from Bessemer radio stations. Became treasurer of the Bessemer History Center.

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Interview with Professor Lani Guinier, the first woman of color appointed to a tenured professorship at Harvard Law School. Guinier's work includes professional responsibilities of public lawyers, the relationship between democracy and the law, and…

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Edward McClure (EM) (b. Jun 23, 1923, d. Sep 17, 2009) music jock and school teacher known on the air as “Johnny Jive” beginning his career at WBCO, Bessemer in 1952, at WENN for a short time in the late 50’s and then, WJLD until 1969. A master of…

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Walter Anglin, “the Midnight Mover Groover” accompanied by his wife Nora, discuss his early history in Birmingham Black radio.

Jimmy Lawson.pdf
Jimmy Lawson, announcer broadcasting from 1963 – present (WEUP Huntsville, WJLD and WENN, Birmingham, current owner WWPG AM-FM, Tuscaloosa)
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