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b7f19a - AP Broadcasters Assn award to Jesse Champion.jpg
Box 7 Folder 19: "Folder 19 is a copy of the Birmingham Times (May 18-20, 1978) which features an article commending Jesse Champion receiving an Alabama Associated Press Broadcasters award. He had been a newsman with WERC at this point for 8 years.…

b7f26a - Jesse Champion during his WERC days - 1`979.jpg
Box 7 Folder 26: "And we move ahead to folder 26. Folder 26, also projecting from 1979, WERC pays tribute to Jesse Champion who, of course, started his career at WJLD in 1954. It’s not a headshot, just a nice shot of Jesse Champion Sr. Donated by…

b8f17a - Jesse Champion, Jr - 1982.jpg
Box 8 Folder 17: "Folder 17 is a 8x10 of Jesse Champion Jr. Jesse passed away prematurely. He was overweight, he had a great voice, he had a great singing voice as well, (like his dad) a very very lovely man. Spent the last part of his life writing…

1963 Jesse Champion head.jpg
Jesse Champion (b. Aug 27, 1927, d.Nov 2, 2007), announcer WJLD/WERC – 1954-63/1970-90 Jesse Champion relates his history at WJLD 1400, and an incident that involved him during the Civil Rights upheaval of 1963. Jesse was well known in Birmingham,…

Lora_Gary-1956-WJLD.jpg
Lora Gary (b. Jan 6, 1927, d. Mar 26, 2010) remembers the 1950’s and her time at WBCO and later WJLD, where she had a noon jazz show.

b8f13a - McNair proof sheet - 1982.jpg
Box 8 Folder 13: "Moving along to folder 13 are… There are some McNair proof sheets, two proof sheets, and an 8x10, and I still don’t know who she is. Greg Benefield is the Caucasian gentlemen in the center column who was a salesperson. Jesse…

b8f10a - WJLD Program log - Thursday, June 4, 1981.jpg
Box 8 Folder 10: "Ok, this is folder 10 which are a series of sign-on logs, air time logs. And it lists the various shift times and it also has the signatures of many of the people who were on WJLD in 1981. These logs span June 4th, which was a…

b8f5a - WENN 107.7 logo - 1980.jpg
Box 8 Folder 5: "Ok, we’re at folder 5 which contains a number of WENN photos from Manuel Fitch's scrapbook. In many cases, we've enlarged the copies. In order they are as follows:
a. WENN poster with the slogan "JAMMIN’”
b. a color photo of WENN…
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