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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…

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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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.

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…

b5f30a - proof sheet from 1969 McNair photo session.jpg
"Folder 30 from 1969. These are contact sheets from Chris McNair Studios, who gave us a bunch of negatives and we printed these positives. It’s a sample sheet that includes pictures of Jimmy Lawson, Andrew Fields, Willie McKinstrey, Walter Anglin,…

Ed McClure at WBCO.jpg
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…

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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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…

b4f45a - Chris McNair proof sheet 1 of 1966 photos.jpg
"Folder 45 is a… what do you call these…. Folder 45 has two proof sheets, a lot depicting Sam Moore at the radio station in various poses; where the actual negatives are I can only presume. They’d probably be at the McNair Studios. He was asking…

1943 - WSGN WA Clark (L) w group and Deacon Davis (R).jpg
Ms Ophelia Davis George (b. Nov 9, 1929, d. Mar 25, 2015), 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…
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