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    WVOK--on the Bessemer Super Highway...they were the ones who brought the big name talents to town in their Shower of Stars shows. Joe Rumore, Mouth of the South---remember him?

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My grandmother listened to WVOK with Duke and Joe Rumore. The offer prizes to those who listened and she won plenty.

I had the one on the left in the back! Barbie was my girl!

Zayres - OMG!!! I remember this! "You can't do better than Zayre" I think that was the song.

Vintage Birmingham... TUTWILER HOTEL...this is the real deal, the one we have fond memories of at Beta Club Convention. It was imploded in January 1974. Another gone--but not forgotten piece of the past.

Bozo the Clown / NYC's Bozo ShowNew York City Local TV Stars. Kids TV wraparound host/ peformer Bill Britten played the World's Most Famous Clown aloing with other comedic characters that he developed for the show. Great history of the show on this site!

Old Toys R Us sign. Remember this jingle?: "The world's biggest toy store is Toys 'R' Us! The biggest selection -- Toys 'R' Us!

Birmingham's own Joe Rumore pioneered the radio industry as one of the renown personalities of the 20th century, holding ground with celebrities like Hank Williams and Andy Griffith. His amicability transcended sound waves and tied a community together, remembered not only as a voice on the radio but a faithful friend despite mounting fame. Read more in "Joe Rumore: More than Radio's 'Good Neighbor'" by Wendy Reed, Alabama Heritage, Winter 2013, Issue 107. #AlabamaHistory #radio

Ida V Moffett. I spent so much time on this building it's not even funny