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12 Nov 2018

Perspicacious People Listen to WMBR Radio

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This image was in a binder of of radio station photographs in the Loyd Sandgren collection simply entitled WMBR, WPDQ, WFGA, WJXT. No information about the particular photograph was attached so all I know for sure was that this was the Northeast corner of Hemming Park looking East with the Haverty’s furniture store, now the […]

03 Sep 2015

WJAX On Main Street

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“This building was on Main Street between Orange and First Streets.  It was owned by the city of Jacksonville and the radio station WJAX was here and so was the water works.  1954.”  LS The City of Jacksonville started radio station WJAX and it’s first broadcast was on Thanksgiving, 1925. According to one source, the […]

02 Apr 2013

Live Studio Audience At WMBR

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I’ve never thought much about radio as a spectator event but apparently this show production at WMBR packed them in with the overflow audience watching from outside the viewing window.  Quite the formal affair as well.  I love how the men are all in their suits and ties and the women all wore their hats.  […]

01 Mar 2012

Ray Charles On Sax With Ken Knight

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Ray Charles playing saxophone with Jacksonville promoter Ken Knight during a concert in 1960.  Everyone knows about Ray Charles’ Jacksonville connection, attending the School for the Deaf and the Blind in St. Augustine and hanging around the music clubs in Jacksonville’s La Villa neighborhood in his youth but Ken Knight has a prominent place in […]

28 Apr 2011

Picture in a Picture

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Photo Mural at WMBR Radio “I made this photo mural for the WMBR radio station on South Main Street. in 1948.  The print was mounted on 4”x8” plywood and put up at the station.  The two side Murals were also mounted on 4”x8” plywood.  It was a real job.” LS When I first came to […]

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About Photographer Loyd Sandgren

I first met Loyd Sandgren in 1997 as I was putting photo gear back into my car after... Learn More