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b1f54a - WJLD FM  building on Red Mt - 5-12-1949.jpg
"And we are on box number 1 this is folder number 54, which are pictures of the studio and transmitter, we think this is the studio, of WJLD/WJLN where the tower is which (the tower) still exists on Red Mountain. Not sure if this is the studio or if…

b1f45a - clipping on Birmingham FM requests to FCC.jpg
"Moving ahead to box 1 folder 45 from 1948. New 1000-watt radio station for city seeks permit. This mentions that George Johnston and George Johnston Jr. who were the operators of WJLD in Bessemer have applied for a Birmingham outlet, 5000-watts…

b1f42a - City to Have 1 Radio Stations - approx 1947.jpg
"And we move to box 1, and we are at folder 42, which is approximately 1947 and we do that because there is an application for a Birmingham-based radio station which at this point WJLD is considered a Bessemer licensed station. There were only, we…

1948-Ben Franklin inside WJLD Bess Sup Hwy .jpg
Ben Franklin (b. March 12, 1919, Lees Vernon Parish, LA; d. May 10, 1998, Calera, AL) was a radio electronics engineer and eventually a station owner (WBYE in Calera) with a 60 year history in the field. He turned the transmitter of WJLD AM 1400 on…
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