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Billy Cliff Evans (b. Dec 12, 1924, d. Apr 5, 2004), announcer at WJLD in the mid 1940’s. Billy shares recollections of early broadcasting from Bessemer radio stations. Became treasurer of the Bessemer History Center.

1943 - WSGN WA Clark (L) w group and Deacon Davis (R).jpg
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 2: "This is box 1 number 2, dated 1938-1939 and it is an agreement between the Birmingham Broadcasting Company, which is probably WBRC and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, the IBEW who probably did the electrical work…

b1f26a - Post Herald clip March 36, 1945 001.jpg
Box 1 Folder 26: "Next is box 1 number 26, which contains various New Age Herald clipping copies from 1945 describing radio programming of the period including WJLD. The significance here was the 5:45 mention of "WJLD Black & Tan fantasy will feature…

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…

b1f49a - Post Herald radio log Pt 1  9-10-1949.jpg
Box 1 Folder 49: "This is box number 1, folder 49, which is various radio logs from 1949, which now include WVOK, WKAX, and WEDR. It may be the first time that WEDR gets notated in the radio logs. This from September 19, 1949 with WEDR going on the…

b1f57a - letter to IBEW requesting strike aid - 6-25-1949.jpg
Box 1 Folder 57: "Alright here we go. This is box 1 folder 57, which contains the constitutions bylaws and rules of order of the Birmingham Federation of Labor as amended from August ‘37 through June of ‘47 so the book is still in existence as of…

b2f56a - Radio log - 4-1-1953.jpg
Box 2 Folder 56: "Alright, moving on to folder 56. 56 contains some radio logs. Trying to determine if they are all the same. They are not. The three radio logs are from April 1st of 1953, April 4th of ‘53, and April 5th of ’53, and they describe the…

b3f1a - Bham News radio log  Feb 23-24, 1954.jpg
Box 3 Folder 1: "Ok, we’re in box number 3. Birmingham News radio logs. This is folder number 1 from February of 1954. Tues/Wed, February 23/24th and Sat/Sun, February 2728th. We’re interested, of course, in looking at WEDR, WJLD, and WBCO, the…

b3f2a - Bhan News radio log April 1-2, 1954.jpg
Box 3 Folder 2: "Here we go into April of ’54. Again this is folder number 2 of box 3. We have again EDR still misidentified in terms of the frequency. JLD and BCO. WJLD’s April 11th log has spiritual music with Floyd King. And Floyd King is BJ Love…
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