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  • Tags: J. L. Doss

b1f48a - Bham World ad for WEDR opening 9-4-1948.jpg
Box 1 Folder 48: "Box number 1 and we are at number 48, and this is the announcement of WEDR going on the air…will open on Sunday, September 4, so this clipping is not from Sunday, September 4 but another time. Wouldn’t that be nice if it was…

b1f21 clipping on sale July 27, 1944.jpg
Box 1 Folder 21: "Box 1 folder 21 July 27,1944 a commentary alleging that the purchase price for WJLD by the Johnston family sold by J. Leslie Doss was an excessive amount of money; that the Johnston family paid more than it was worth. Again the…

b1f14  JR Doss  Feb 12, 1943.jpg
Box 1 Folder 14: "This is box 1 number 14, 1943. A picture of James R. Doss, Jr. who was the brother of J. L. Doss who owned WJLD. WJRD was turned on in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, which may have been on the air before WJLD. It’s just a clipping, which…

Lewis Kendrick (b. Dec 26, 1923,d. Apr 5, 2004) First came upon WJLD when the station went on the air in Bessemer in 1942. Lewis recounts his work experience there and about personnel at both early WJLD and WBCO, Bessemer.

1952-Walter Anglin .jpg
Walter Anglin, “the Midnight Mover Groover” accompanied by his wife Nora, discuss his early history in Birmingham Black radio.

John Leslie Doss, Jr.
J. Leslie Doss, Jr. (b. Aug 9, 1929, d. Nov 14, 2011) remembering his dad JL Doss, Sr, (b. 1896, d. 1977) founder of WJLD radio. Pictured is John Leslie Doss Sr.
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