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Richard Maurice "Thin Man" King (b.Sept. 15, 1937; d.June 17, 1980) - born in Uniontown, Alabama to mother Ora Lee Evans (her second marriage last name, not her maiden name) and father Konnie King. "Thin Man," as he was known on the air at WENN 1320…

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,…

(l-r) Rosco Floyd, Soul Vocalist Joe Simon, Dave and Leo Taylor - 1978, WENN.jpg
Dave Donnell (b. Nov.2, 1949.) Dave held many positions at many stations, starting in 1969 at WVOL AM Nashville, his birth city, then to KALO AM Little Rock and finally to Birmingham, where he spent many years at WENN 107.7 FM, at WBUL 1220, at…

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…

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Trumon Puckett (b. Aug 2, 1917 - d. Jan 30, 1967) - one of Birmingham radio's most famous names. Trumon Puckett was well know in gospel radio circles in both the Black and white communities with his "Gospel Ship" program on WJLD 1400. Beginning his…

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Rev. Fred Lee Shuttlesworth (b. March 18, 1922; d. October 5, 2011) – Rev. Shuttlesworth, a Birmingham Baptist Minister and Pastor of the Bethel Baptist Church in Birmingham from 1953 to 1961. He was the founder of the Alabama Christian Movement for…

b8f62a - Darleen, WJLD receptionist - 1989.jpg
Box 8 Folder 62: "Folder 62 contains a picture of Darlene Douglas at the front desk. She was WJLD receptionist in 1989 and also, responsible for traffic, or continuity, typing up of logs with commercial breaks, for the announcers."

b8f61a - fan letter to Bobby D - June 26, 1989.jpg
Box 8 Folder 61: "Moving along to 61, folder 61 is a fan letter to me, Bob Friedman (aka Bobby D) regarding the Doo-wop Shop, by Forest Sims, and he took great pains to write me. It’s all in print. Even though it was… this show was aired from 10:30…

b8f60a - two WJLD bumper stickers - 1989.jpg
Box 8 Folder 61: "We are now up to folder 61. Number 61 from 1989 contains a couple of bumper stickers from 1989. The backs are the sponsors that paid for the bumper stickers. Also, a picture of Darleen, I can’t remember Darleen’s last name, who was…

b8f59a - Jack the Rapper cover - MLK Rememberance - Jan 11, 1989.jpg
Box 8 Folder 59: "Moving along to folder 60 is a piece from… anyways…. Alright and this is… this has a two copies as well as the original issue of Jack the Rapper. This came out in January 11, 1989, Issue #666, America’s oldest largest circulated…
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