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Doris Gary (b. 1933) lived across the street from the Bethel Baptist Church and its parsonage in the Collegeville section of Birmingham during the time that Rev, Fred Shuttlesworth was the pastor. She consented to an extended interview with Bob…

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Gary Richardson (b. Feb 18, 1957) Born to a coal mining family in Praco, Alabama, Gary spent some early years with childhood friends rummaging through junk yards, experimenting with discarded electrical components and such, and evolved into owning…

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Ed Boutwell (b. June 21, 1937, d. January 25, 2023) founder of Boutwell Recording Studios in Birmingham, Alabama. Nephew of Albert Boutwell who was mayor of Birmingham from 1963 to 1967, Ed recounts numerous memories of growing up on Birmingham's…

b8f59a - Jack the Rapper cover - MLK Rememberance - Jan 11, 1989.jpg
Box 8 Folder 59: "Moving along to folder 60 is a piece from… anyways…. Alright and this is… this has a two copies as well as the original issue of Jack the Rapper. This came out in January 11, 1989, Issue #666, America’s oldest largest circulated…

b7f21a - Shelly - The Black Pope - Pope - WJLD 1978.jpg
Box 7 Folder 21: "Moving along to folder 21 are three pictures of Shelley Pope, two headshots, and one of him rising above the city skyline. We project both to be around 1978. Shelley Pope was known as the Black Pope and was a very colorful figure in…

b6f26a - receipt for electronic components - Nov 22, 1972.jpg
Box 6 Folder 26: "This is folder 26, dated November 22, 1972 is… rather, there’s a receipt in there dated November 22, 1972, which is just purchasing something from the Electronic Supply House in Birmingham for WJLD. Looks like Ben Franklin purchased…

b6f24a - hourly billing, schematics, probably from Ben Franklin - Nov 72-Jan 73.jpg
Box 6 Folder 24: "And we move along to folder 24. This is just a guess but I could be wrong. But it’s dated from November 14, 1972 through January 17, 1973, and it looks like what an engineer would make a list of the things that they had done on a…

b6f23a - WBUL first sign on - Nov 9, 1972.jpg
Box 6 Folder 23: "This is folder 23 and it’s a WBUL sign on and of course they… its interesting because when WAYE was created they simply just changed the language from BUL to AYE and it just announces… it’s a good morning announcement. It’s a sign…

b6f18a - ARB sheets for 10-26 = 11-15 1972.jpg
Box 6 Folder 18: "Ok, this is folder 18, and what it is is rating sheets, one for May of 1972. Well, they’re both for May of 1972. One for Monday through Sunday and one for Saturday, for 3 to 7 on Saturday. Saturday and Sunday. One’s weekends and…
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