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Welcome To The Life Of Joe Rumore.

Joe Rumore was an icon on Birmingham Radio for over 40 years. Joe's influence is still being felt as he paved the way for what we hear today. This site is dedicated to the life and memories of one the biggest radio icons, if not the biggest icon, in Birmingham. Join us as we go back and look at the life of Joe Rumore as told and shared by the Rumore family, along with classic photos, airchecks, and personal memories, of an era that defined Birmingham radio.

The Joe Rumore Story

Joe Rumore In Photos

Joe Rumore Audio

It was 1927 when "Master" Rumore made his radio debut, in the Rumore house. Thus, this started a radio career that spanned 60 years.

Photos of Joe, from Christmas cards to family photos, advertisements and more!

Relive Joe on air, through actual aircheck, advertisements, and newscasts.

Joe Rumore: Highlights

Joe Rumore: Awards

July, 17, 1920

Joe Rumore was born in Birmingham, AL



The radio career of Joe Rumore officially starts.


April, 6, 1948

Joe marries his wife, Angie


October, 1948,

Joe Rumore starts his career at WVOK.


January 29, 1982

Joe Rumore makes his final broadcast,

closing a radio career that spanned 40 years

covering 4 decades,

33 years and 3 months at WVOK


December 20, 1993

Joe Rumore passes away at the age of 73.



Joe Rumore is inducted into the

Country Music Disc Jockey

Hall of Fame



Joe Rumore is awarded the

Contemporary Achievement

Media Award, Alabama

Music Hall of Fame


October 11, 2012

Joe Rumore was

inducted into the University

Of Alabama School Of

Communications Hall of Fame


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