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Neon in B’ham: Memories of “The People’s Station”


From time to time in this series, we’ll take a look at older neon signs that are not being operated throughout the city of Birmingham. There is not a better sign to start this component of the series than the sign formerly used by WENN 107.7 FM. The sign is located on 5th Avenue North between 16th and 15th Streets North. The sign represented both the AM and FM stations owned by prominent African American businessman A.G. Gaston (link courtesy of Bham Wiki, see this previous link). The call letters are currently used for ClearChannel Communications owned Hallelujah 105.5 FM, a gospel station. The original frequency has returned to its roots as an urban contemporary station. Click here to view the Wikipedia entry on the history of the station. Click here to view the signs previously covered in this series. Look this weekend for a page created to make it easy for those interested in this study of Birmingham’s neon signs to look back at previous entries.


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