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- Tags: Shelley "The Playboy" Stewart
Zack Allen, Oral History
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
Erskine Faush, Oral History
Rev. Erskine Faush (b. Dec 2, 1931, d. April 25, 2020), Gospel Radio Announcer, 1951-2016. Radio Pioneer joining his brother William at WBCO, Bessemer and then moving to WENN Radio in 1958 and WATV in 1976, where he became part owner with Shelley…
Walter Anglin, Oral History
Walter Anglin, “the Midnight Mover Groover” accompanied by his wife Nora, discuss his early history in Birmingham Black radio.
Lewis White, Oral History
Lewis White (b. Nov 5, 1932, d. Mar 16, 2017), a broadcaster with WJLD from 1958 to 1972, His show was a weekender characterized as a jazz show later on in his career; however, the BBRM has one of his shows from the early 1960’s that is a total mix.…
Tags: 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, Andrew "Sugardaddy" Dawkins, Atomic Boogie Hour, Ben Alexander, Bob Umbach, Bombing, Civil Rights, Ed "Johnny Jive" McClure, Eddie Castleberry, Erskine Faush, Fletcher "Jive Master" Kolb, Fred Shuttlesworth, James Garland, Jesse Champion, Jim Connolly, Jimmy Lawson, KKK, Leland Chiles, Lewis White, Madame Lamar, McLendon Broadcasting Company, Mickey Wills, Paul "Tall Paul" White, Rick Upshaw, Robert Delander, Roy Wood, Shelley "The Playboy" Stewart, Sonrose Rutledge, Tiger Thompson, Trumon Puckett, WATV, WBCO, WEDR, Wiley Daniels, Willie McKinstry, WJLD, WJLN, WVOK
Reflections on Perry "Tiger" Thompson from his daughter, Lydia Thompson (part 02)
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…
Ben Franklin, Oral History (part 02)
Engineer Ben Franklin (Ben) continues in this 1993 interview recounting his stories of early Birmingham radio.
Manuel Fitch, Oral History
Manuel Fitch, long time gospel announcer currently on WJLD Radio AM 1400 and 94.1 FM, on Saturday mornings from 6-8AM. Manuel began working in Birmingham radio in the 1970’s and shared his recollections and stories from his scrapbook pictures. His…
Curtis Bell, Oral History
Curtis Bell (b. Jun 1, 1962; d. Aug 25, 2020), speaks about getting his start in broadcasting in Birmingham.
Paul "Tall Paul" White and Shelley "The Playboy" Stewart, Oral History
Paul White (b. Aug. 16, 1936; d. Aug. 19, 2001) a classic discussion on WATV 900 AM Radio Birmingham, between two iconic Birmingham radio announcers. Paul White, commonly known as Tall Paul, and Shelly Stewart, known as Shelley the Playboy. Paul…
Box 2, Folder 31: "Here’s a picture of Shelley Stewart; this is folder 31. We got this picture from his daughter Sherri Stewart. He is dressed up. We approximate this to be 1952 although it’s not clear what he’s doing. He is definitely dressed up and…
Tags: 1950s, Shelley "The Playboy" Stewart, WEDR