Chronicling the History of Black Radio in Birmingham since the mid 1930's. Check back often, as we digitize more of the collection and make it available online.

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Arnold Dwight "Gatemouth" Moore, Oral History

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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…

Reflections on Maurice "Thin Man" King, from his wife Lessie King

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Richard Maurice "Thin Man" King (b.Sept. 15, 1937; d.June 17, 1980) - born in Uniontown, Alabama to mother Ora Lee Evans (her second marriage last…

Tommy Jackson, Oral History

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Tommy Jackson (b. Nov 18, 1946) - During his part time radio announcer stint at WJLD 1400 AM in the 1970's. Tommy also taught at Ullman High School…