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Doris Gary (b. 1933) lived across the street from the Bethel Baptist Church and its parsonage in the Collegeville section of Birmingham during the time that Rev, Fred Shuttlesworth was the pastor. She consented to an extended interview with Bob…

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Don Solomon and Norman B Wooding, Jr, two pioneer Jefferson County gospel singers and, most recently, members of the Pillars of Birmingham, reminisce on the days of quartet concerts in Birmingham, including group members. The conversation took…

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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…

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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…

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Arnold Dwight “Gatemouth” Moore - (b. Nov 8, 1913, d. May 19, 2004). Starting his career on the air at WIBW in Topeka, Kansas, his home town, in the 1930's, Moore was a major blues singer in the 1930’s and 40's and a prolific recording artist and…

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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…

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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…

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Box 7 Folder 6: "And we’re up to Folder 6 which is an article the Birmingham News, from February 13th of 1976. “Blacks strike after white exec fired.” Now shortly after A.G. Gaston purchased WENN radio, what he decided he’d do is to fire Joe Lackey…

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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…

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Box 7 Folder 3: "Here we are at folder 3 which is a copy of the WENN AM and FM stationary from 1976, when the Gaston purchased WENN...we approximate date for the stationary again. Again, it lists Dr. A.G. Gaston as Chairman of the Board of the…
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