Michael Hollis Dies; Businessman Launched 640 AM In Atlanta
June 21, 2012 at 4:24 AM (PT)
Condolences to family and friends of ATLANTA-based entrepreneur MICHAEL HOLLIS, who died MONDAY after a long illness at 58, according to the ATLANTA BUSINESS CHRONICLE.
Among HOLLIS' many business ventures, which included AIR ATLANTA, the first airline controlled by an African-American owner, was HOLLIS COMMUNICATIONS, founded by HOLLIS and builder H.J. RUSSELL, which signed a new radio station on the air in 1988 as WPBD-A/ATLANTA. The station, sold in 1989 to JACOR COMMUNICATIONS, became the new home of Talk WGST-A (formerly at 920 AM).