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  • Tags: W. A. Clark

W. A. Clark, Taft Epstein, and Deacon Richmond Davis
Taft Epstein (b. June 1, 1912, d. Nov 17, 1979), remembered by his brother, Alex Epstein (b. Jan 22, 2015, Apr 23, 2012). Taft was a clothing store owner and sponsor for Black gospel radio programming and other events.

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Ms Ophelia Davis George (b. Nov 9, 1929, d. Mar 25, 2015), daughter of gospel broadcaster Deacon Richmond Davis (b. abt 1904, d. abt 1967). Davis began his gospel broadcasting in Birmingham in 1939 on WBRC, forerunner of WERC (960 AM), and was…

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Box 1 Folder 7: "Box 1 number 7. This is a picture from 1940; we approximate from 40. It may be the late 30s but we’re not sure. It’s a picture of the Four Great Wonder Singers of Birmingham, Alabama, and the person that we are most familiar with is…

b1f30a - New Age Herald radio log 4-1-1946.jpg
Box 1 Folder 30: "Box 1 number 30. These are a series of radio log copies from the Birmingham Library microfiche files from 1946, probably from the Birmingham New Age Herald. And 1946 was the beginning of the Atomic Boogie Hour at WJLD and that was…

b1f35a - New Age Herald radio log from 2-23-1947.jpg
Box 1 Folder 35: "This is box number 1, number 35. Radio logs from February 23, April 27th, April 28th and April 29th of 1947. Which now shows five radio stations in the market WTNB being the new addition from 1490. Does not appear that they were…

b4f22a - Deacon Richmond David church fan - 1963.jpg
Box 4 Folder 22: "We’re now at folder 22, a church fan that features Deacon Richmond Davis on the front and also advertises the fact that WJLD and WENN were simulcasting religious programs on Sunday from 9 to 10 AM and then, at WJLD from 8 to 9 PM,…

b6f19a - Church fan with Rev W.A. Clark - 1972.jpg
Box 6 Folder 19: "Moving along to folder 19, these are copies of two fans… didn’t we have this already? Ok, these are copies of both sides of fans that were put out by the Epp’s Jewelry folks and Taft Epstein was a big promoter of black radio, church…

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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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