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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…

b2f25a - WBCO and WEDR lineup - 4-1-1952.jpg
"This folder from 1952, April 1, 1952, a Tuesday, and this one from April 10; there’s two actually. Wait a minute, they’re both from April 1, 1952; that’s just shmutz. And what these do... they list the radio stations, not clear whether they were…

b1f51a - Heavenly Four WVOK flyer  -  Oct, 1949.jpg
"Folder 51, two pictures from 1949. Right? From 1949, pictures of the Heavenly Four Gospel Singers, Don Solomon’s group. An earlier picture and a newer picture with Robert, Don, Monroe, a Charles Brown and a James (?). They “integrated” Sundays at…

b1f50a - Joe Rumore at WVOK promo card - 1949.jpg
"Here we are now at box number 1 and picture number 50, or folder number 50 is a promo card for Joe Rumore being on WVOK. Very nice."

b1f49a - Post Herald radio log Pt 1  9-10-1949.jpg
"This is box number 1, folder 49, which is various radio logs from 1949, which now include WVOK, WKAX, and WEDR. It may be the first time that WEDR gets notated in the radio logs. This from September 19, 1949 with WEDR going on the air for the first…

Don Solomon head shot.jpg
Rev. Don Solomon (b.Feb 13, 1932, d. Dec 14, 2017) Pastor for many years of the Lily Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, and worked closely for years with UAB’s School of Public Health founding Congregations for Public Health.…

Gene Newman0002.jpg
Gene Newman, owner of WBEZ and WSMQ, began his career in the 1950’s. Discusses the frequency swaps between WEZB and WBCO that created WENN 1320 and WYAM 1450 in 1958.

1960-Shelley Stewart-WENN.jpg
Shelley Stewart, pioneer Birmingham disc jockey and announcer, reflects on his career in Birmingham radio beginning with WBCO and WEDR in 1952, then WENN, then WJLD, then WENN, then part owner of WATV. Retired from radio in 1999.

1949-Heavenly Four WVOK Oct. 1949.jpg
Rev. Don Solomon (b.Feb 13, 1932, d. Dec 14, 2017); on Leroy Garrett (b. Nov 26, 1913, d. Jul 21, 1980). Don Solomon, gospel promoter, Sales Director for A.G. Gaston businesses, discusses his early gospel group and their manager, Leroy Garrett, who…
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