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1948-Ben Franklin inside WJLD Bess Sup Hwy .jpg
Ben Franklin (b. March 12, 1919, Lees Vernon Parish, LA; d. May 10, 1998, Calera, AL) was a radio electronics engineer and eventually a station owner (WBYE in Calera) with a 60 year history in the field. He turned the transmitter of WJLD AM 1400 on…

b1f42a - City to Have 1 Radio Stations - approx 1947.jpg
Box 1 Folder 42: "And we move to box 1, and we are at folder 42, which is approximately 1947 and we do that because there is an application for a Birmingham-based radio station which at this point WJLD is considered a Bessemer licensed station. There…

b1f45a - clipping on Birmingham FM requests to FCC.jpg
Box 1 Folder 45: "Moving ahead to box 1 folder 45 from 1948. New 1000-watt radio station for city seeks permit. This mentions that George Johnston and George Johnston Jr. who were the operators of WJLD in Bessemer have applied for a Birmingham…

b1f54a - WJLD FM  building on Red Mt - 5-12-1949.jpg
Box 1 Folder 54: "And we are on box number 1 this is folder number 54, which are pictures of the studio and transmitter, we think this is the studio, of WJLD/WJLN where the tower is which (the tower) still exists on Red Mountain. Not sure if this is…

b2f21a - Truman Puckett for Picard Clothiers - 1951.jpg
Box 2 Folder 21: "Right and moving into 1951 here; this is folder 21 and several pictures from negatives of, three pictures, of Truman Puckett. The negatives were found in the vast negative collection of Graf Studios in Bessemer in the early 1990's…

b2f23a - three James Connolly business cards WJLD-WJLN  1952.jpg
Box 2 Folder 23: "Moving along to number 23, we have a three business card from James Connolly who was early on a salesman and also by the time this card came out, which would have been in the late 40s or early 50s probably, we’re going to give it…

b2f25a - WBCO and WEDR lineup - 4-1-1952.jpg
Box 2 Folder 25: "This folder from 1952, April 1, 1952, a Tuesday, and this one from April 10; there’s two actually. Wait a minute, they’re both from April 1, 1952; that’s just shmutz. And what these do... they list the radio stations, not clear…

b2f34a - two WJLD-WJLN letter openers  1952.jpg
Box 2 Folder 34: "Various WJLD/WJLN objects from 1952 were donated to WJLD, and then to the BBRM, back in 2015/16 by Candy West, grand daughter of James Connolly, long time manager at WJLD. Here we have letter openers, a WJLD/WJLN rate card, a…

b2f49a - Ben Franklin and wife at WJLD Red Mountain - 1950s.jpg
Box 2 Folder 49: "We’re up to folder 49 which has an original picture of Ben Franklin, engineer Ben Franklin and his wife. I don’t remember her name although I spent a lot of time at her house, trying to get some things in order out of Ben’s files.…
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