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  • Tags: King Porter

b3f12a - 3 photos of King Porter trio - 1954.jpg
Box 3 Folder 12: "A collection of six black and white photos received from Candy West from her grandfather's collection, I'm assuming. All six contain pictures of pianist and radio announcer King Porter. Three of the pictures have him with a trio at…

b3f3a - BN radio log Sep 30 - Oct 3, 1954.jpg
Box 3 Folder 3: "Okay we’re going to folder number 3. Folder number 3 from October of ‘54. Again Birmingham News radio logs from September 30th thru October 3rd of 1954. WEDR has the Walter Anglin show, and now they’ve changed the frequency…

b2f32a - King Porter at WJLD  1952.jpg
Box 2 Folder 32: "Folder 32 has a picture of King Porter during his time on the air at WJLD. He's displaying "Welcome Home" by T-Bone Walker, which was issued in September 1951. King Porter was a jazz and blues piano player and we have numerous…

Esau Thompson, 1957, Ebony Magazine
Lydia Thompson (b. Feb 3, 1940, d. Sep 20, 1996), Perry “Tiger” Thompson’s (b. 1908, d. Apr 26, 1973) daughter, part three of three interviews. Bob Friedman visited Ms. Thompson at her home in Bessemer. Lydia continues to reflect on her family and…

Eddie Castleberry-Gary Richardson 1992.jpg
Eddie Castleberry (b.Jul 28, 1928, d.Jan 23, 2009), pioneer Birmingham broadcaster beginning his radio career in 1950 with WEDR Birmingham. Interviewed in the WJLD studios.

Ed McClure at WBCO.jpg
Edward McClure (EM) (b. Jun 23, 1923, d. Sep 17, 2009) music jock and school teacher known on the air as “Johnny Jive” beginning his career at WBCO, Bessemer in 1952, at WENN for a short time in the late 50’s and then, WJLD until 1969. A master of…

Zack Allen (b.Jan 16, 1936, d.Nov 2, 2010), radio broadcaster with WJLD, interviewed about music played during his time as a DJ in the 1950s
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