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b6f39a - WJLD Shadowlawn script - Jan 12, 1971.jpg
Box 6 Folder 39: "Folder 39 contains nine WJLD continuity scripts for various local Birmingham area businesses and events spanning from 1971-1974. They include Shadowlawn Cemetery, Thompson-Welch Tailor, the Barkays in concert, Booker T Washington…

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Andrew Fields (b.Jan 2, 1936, d. Nov 10, 2004), overnight broadcaster and part timer at WJLD and WBUL, discusses his career spanning 1969-1982; reflecting on his development and experience in Birmingham radio and his contemporaries.

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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…

Roy and Gate April 1,1992 at WJLD Studios.jpg
Arnold Dwight “Gatemouth” Moore - (b. Nov 8, 1913, d. May 19, 2004) one of the most daring of the radio announcers of the 1950’s, Moore was a blues singer in the 1930’s and 40’s and a gospel singer, minister and radio announcer in the 50’s, in…

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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.

Bruce Payne at WBCO, 1953
Bruce Payne (b. 1930, d. October 6, 2005) Birmingham Broadcaster from the early 1950's. Born in Jackson, MS and began his broadcasting career briefly at WVIM Vicksburg and then moved to Bessemer at WBCO. He made the transition to early WENN Radio in…

b3f39a - Bham News radio and TV log - April 11, 1957.jpg
Box 3 Folder 39: "This is a Birmingham News radio log from April 11, 1957. It lists 11 radio stations and 2 television stations. 6 and 13 were the TV stations. JLD had McKinstry. This is back in ‘57. Their radio logs had the previous evening's…

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…

b5f30a - proof sheet from 1969 McNair photo session.jpg
Box 5 Folder 30: "Folder 30 from 1969. These are contact sheets from Chris McNair Studios, who gave us a bunch of negatives and we printed these positives. It’s a sample sheet that includes pictures of Jimmy Lawson, Andrew Fields, Willie McKinstrey,…

b6f3a - Drasft letter to FCC regarding complaints - 1970.jpg
Box 6 Folder 3: "Alright, now moving along to folder 3. Folder 3 are letters to the FCC. These are FCC related letters which also contain job descriptions of the personnel at WJLD and WJLN-FM. All the different job descriptions it seems like: news…
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