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b6f5a - Bham News legal notice - WJLD moving to Fairfield - 1970.jpg
Box 6 Folder 5: "And here’s another… this is folder 5, and it’s an affidavit of publication from the Birmingham News, indicating they did publish the fact that they had applied to the FCC for a construction permit, to permit its station location from…

WAPI  34-35.jpg
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…

b7f28a - Al - the Lone Ranger - Issac - 1979.jpg
Box 7 Folder 28: "This is 28. Folder 28 is a picture of Al Isaac, "the Lone Ranger." We know him from WATV. He's in our Oral History collection, soon to be uploaded. Donated by McNair Studios. One of my favorite jocks when I arrived in Birmingham in…

b7f12a - Al Bell from WATV - 1977.jpg
Box 7 Folder 12: "This is folder 12, this is a picture of Al Bell from about 1976 or ‘77. He was with WATV in the late 1970s. He went when the jocks walked out of WENN in 1976 and formed WATV, Al Bell joined them. Al Bell would sit in for other full…

b7f33a - Al Hurt with Denise LaSalle at WCOX, Camden 1979.jpg
Box 7 Folder 33: "Ok, we’re at folder 33, is a picture of…. Better say it again now. Ok, this is folder 33, as we said before perhaps, and it’s a picture of Al Hurt, who later on was at WJLD in the ‘90s, but this, back around ‘79 with Denise La Salle…

b6f22a - ARB Bham radio survey Oct 26-Nov 15, 1972.jpg
Box 6 Folder 22: "Ok we’re moving along now to folder 22 which again is a rating book put out by the American Research Bureau which gives all kinds of listings. Where did this come from, I don’t know. It’s kind of interesting, don't remember seeing…

b5f13a - two American Research Bureau ratings - Oct-Nov 1967.jpg
Box 5 Folder 13: "This is folder 13 which contains the American Research Bureau radio audience data reports for the market’s… for the Birmingham market’s radio stations with various ratings, various demographics, this being the precursor probably to…

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b2f35a - Sugar Daddy at WBCO 1 - 1952.jpg
Box 2 Folder 35: "This folder contains three different photos of Andrew "Sugar Daddy" Dawkins from his stint at WBCO. They were donated by Andrew at the time of his interviews. Wonderful shots. Andrew was at the station for a couple of years…

1952-Andrew Dawkins - WBCO.jpg
Rev. Andrew “Sugar Daddy” Dawkins (b. Feb 24, 1930, d. Dec 9, 2014), radio announcer with two seminal radio stations, the first at WBCO AM 1450 in Bessemer in 1950 and the second at WEUP AM 1600, Huntsville, the latter Alabama’s first Black owner…

WEUP - Dawkins and Garrett, 1967.jpg
Rev. Andrew Dawkins (b. Feb 24, 1930, d. Dec 9, 2014), RnB announcer beginning his career early in 1950 at WBCO 1450 AM in Bessemer. BCO stood for Bessemer Cut-off. The station went all black staff in late 1951 and it was remarked locally that BCO…
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