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A flashback to the 1950's New York City days of Jocko Henderson, Birmingham born and raised Al Isaac had a special connection with his RnB and Blues listening audience at WATV 900 AM in Birmingham. His laugh, his character voices they were clearly a…

30. Ron January at WJLD - 1976.jpg
Ron January (b.March 13, 1953) As of the date of this post edit, Ron, is still on staff at (V94.9 FM-WATV 900) - where he has held almost every possible position - since 1978. Ron began broadcasting at Howard University in the early 70's and came…

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Carolyn “Michelle” Shivers (b. Sept 21, 1954). Michelle was an on air personality and, for a time, Music Director, at WJLD in the late 1970's. In this interview, she shares some of her recollections of the period that encompassed the 1976 WENN…

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…

b7f45a - Graham Central Station script - WJLD  8-23-75.jpg
Box 7 Folder 45: "Ok, folder 45 is a whole batch of WJLD continuity from the 1975 through 1979. What's neat about continuity is that it establishes personnel and date of employ relationships as well as those who bring in the concerts.
So for the…

b7f44a - Johnny Austin at WJLD - 1979.jpg
Box 7 Folder 44: We’re now moving to folder 44 which is a picture of Johnny Austin, the Disco Kid, from WJLD, 1978 to 1981. He worked for Shelley, he did set up for Shelley Stewart. You keeping track of that other stuff? That’s them? Yeah? City…

b7f43a - Trundle bed races - WBUL - 1979.jpg
Box 7 Folder 43: "This is folder 43 from 1979. For some reason, "3/79" is marked on the back of the photos and some people are wearing warm jackets. WBUL is being sponsored by Roy Buckner Chevrolet. I think they were located in Bessemer. They were…

b7f42a - Head shot of Erskine Faush at WATV - 1979.jpg
Box 7 Folder 42: "Now, here’s folder 42, which is a headshot of Erskine Faush also from ‘79. He would have been at WATV at the time. Donated by McNair Studios."

b7f41a - a head shot of Shelley Stewart from WATV - 1979.jpg
Box 7 Folder 41: "Ok, let’s move to folder 41 which is another headshot of Shelley Stewart from around 1979. He would have been at WATV. Donated by McNair Studios."
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