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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…

b2f46a - a WEDR remote - see description  1953.jpg
"We’re now on folder 46. It is a social gathering; I’m not sure where the social gathering is taking place. Front and center is Eddie Castleberry surrounded by a group of women. Also, another gentleman to Eddie’s left, or picture right, is, I…

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…

1943 - WSGN WA Clark (L) w group and Deacon Davis (R).jpg
Ms Ophelia Davis George (b. Nov 9, 1929, d. Mar 25, 2005), daughter of gospel broadcaster Deacon Richmond Davis (b. abt 1904, d. abt 1967). Davis began his gospel broadcasting in Birmingham in 1939 on WBRC, forerunner of WERC (960 AM), and was…

Fitch at tape automation, WBUL0001.jpg
Manuel Fitch, long time gospel announcer currently on WJLD Radio AM 1400 and 94.1 FM, on Saturday mornings from 6-8AM. Manuel began working in Birmingham radio in the 1970’s and shared his recollections and stories from his scrapbook pictures. His…

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…

Perry "Tiger" Thompson with the Sterling Jubiliees, also known as the CIO Singers, 1954
Lydia Thompson (b. Feb 3, 1940, d. Sep 20, 1996), eldest daughter of Perry “Tiger” Thompson (b. 1908, d. Apr 26, 1973), interviewed by telephone over two days regarding Tiger’s history. Ms. Thompson was at home in Bessemer during the call. Tiger…

Roy and Gate April 1,1992 at WJLD Studios.jpg
Arnold Dwight “Gatemouth” Moore - (b. Nov 8, 1913, d. May 19, 2004) one of the most daring of the radio announcers of the 1950’s, Moore was a blues singer in the 1930’s and 40’s and a gospel singer, minister and radio announcer in the 50’s, in…

Castleberry at WEDR 1953.jpg
Eddie Castleberry (b.Jul 28, 1928, d.Jan 23, 2009), veteran Birmingham broadcaster, interviewed at his home in New York City by phone by Bob Friedman on Jan 3, 1997

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