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b5f33a - WJLN Audio Frequency Report - 1969.jpg
Box 5 Folder 33: "This is folder 33, from 1969. It is an audio frequency proof of performance measurements of WJLN-FM, which is 104.7 on the FM dial, megacycles. A testing by the engineering department of the National Association of Broadcasters from…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

b6f31a - Two articles of complaints to FCC - 1973.jpg
Box 6 Folder 31: "This is folder 31, are a couple of articles from 1973. One indicates that certain FCC licenses of ten radio stations were held up and WJLD, WJLN was one of them in Alabama. One of them in, I should say, was in Birmingham. That was…

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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…

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…

b5f26a - from Erin Connolly's son - unidentified.jpg
Box 5 Folder 26: "Folder 26 has various pictures donated from Erin Connolly’s son which show, I guess Erin… I’m not sure who this is…. I don't recognize the men in these pictures. Jim Connolly is in some of these pictures. It's been so long since…
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