Macon Radio's 'Three Horsemen' Honored
April 2, 2012 at 2:51 AM (PT)
GEORGIA RADIO HALL OF FAME's JOHN LONG tells ALL ACCESS, "In 1957, WIBB owner TOM MAXWELL changed the format from Country to become the first station in MACON to devote its entire broadcast day to black listeners. CHARLES GREENE (BIG SAUL) and RAY BROWN (SATELLITE PAPA) were the first announcers hired. They soon lured SWAIN away from WBML, and the team known as the "Three Horsemen" was complete."
On SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20th, GREENE, BROWN and SWAIN will received the prestigious "Founders and Directors Award" and be inducted into the GEORGIA RADIO HALL OF FAME at the 6th Annual Induction Awards Ceremony. The event will take place at the EDGAR H WILSON CONVENTION CENTER in MACON. Tickets go on sale MAY 1st, and will available on the organizations web site, www.grhof.com. Tickets may be ordered by mail or online. No tickets will be sold at the door.
MILLEDGEVILLE native and former MACON television weatherman JOEL GODARD will be the master of ceremonies. GODARD was the announcer on "Late Night" with CONAN O'BRIEN until O'BRIEN left to host The Tonight Show. GODARD lives in LOS ANGELES and is an actor and voiceover artist.