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b6f15a - Tommy Jackson and Wm Mickinstry - WJLD 1972.jpg
Tommy Jackson (b. Nov 18, 1946) - During his part time radio announcer stint at WJLD 1400 AM in the 1970's. Tommy also taught at Ullman High School and at Miles College. Here, he reflects briefly on various colleagues at WJLD radio, in particular,…

Sam Frazier Jr., and Bob Friedman taken by Tom Spitzley, April 2019.jpg
Sam Frazier, Jr. (b. Aug 12, 1943) a Birmingham singer who sang the blues, RnB, gospel and country, whose career spans recording in NYC, Birmingham and Los Angeles, Sam came up in the Edgewater neighborhood of Birmingham, played a blues harp and…

b7f11a - Larry Hayes presenting to McKinstry - 1977.jpg
Box 7 Folder 11: "Alright, here from ‘77 is a picture of Larry Hayes and Willie McKinstry, probably the last year of Willie’s life. 1977 I think is when he passed. And he is receiving an award in 1977. Willie has to be the one receiving the award,…

b7f5a - Epstein-Gaston-McKinstry at LR Hall - 1975.jpg
Box 7 Folder 5: "Three giants of radio and gospel promotion: (l-r) Taft Epstein, owner of two clothing stores in Birmingham, well known for his gospel concert sponsorship, helping produce the popular church fans of the 1960's and 70's, with the…

b7f4a - WBUL offices - a gathering - 1975.jpg
Box 7 Folder 4: "Folder 4: A gathering of various media folk. Not sure where held. Manuel Fitch, WJLD Gospel announcer worked at WJLD and WBUL in the 1970's and had this and many other pictures from that period. He says these Folder 4 pictures were…

b7f1a - WJLD remote - Larry Levan-James Freeman - 1975.jpg
Box 7 Folder 1: "This is box 7, folder 1 which is a picture of WJLD disc jockeys James Freeman and Larry Levan and probably at some kind of a remote. It took place around 1973, or 1975 I should say, and I got this picture from Willie McKinstry’s…

b6f39a - WJLD Shadowlawn script - Jan 12, 1971.jpg
Box 6 Folder 39: "Folder 39 contains nine WJLD continuity scripts for various local Birmingham area businesses and events spanning from 1971-1974. They include Shadowlawn Cemetery, Thompson-Welch Tailor, the Barkays in concert, Booker T Washington…

b6f15a - Tommy Jackson and Wm Mickinstry - WJLD 1972.jpg
Box 6 Folder 15: "Ok this is an insert, folder 15, which is a picture of Willie McKinstrey with a friend, Tommie Jackson, at the 1st Avenue studios of WJLD in 1972, in Willie McKinstrey’s studio. We had this at the First Ave location.Tommy…

b6f14a - McKinstry at WJLD Ishkooda studio - 1971.jpg
Box 6 Folder 14: "Ok, here we have… we’ll do this later. So here we have folder 14, which is a picture of Willie McKinstry at the board, doing his show. You can see that there’s a tape deck there, there’s a couple of cart machines, push button phone……

b6f7a - WJLD flow chart of responsibility - 1971.jpg
Box 6 Folder 7: "Ok, we now move to folder 7 which is a, kind of a flow chart showing the order of responsibilities starting from George Johnston and working his way down to various directors. Anyway this is kind of a tree of responsibility from the……
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