Georgia Radio Hall of Fame Co-Founder Sam Hale Passes At 78
August 10, 2015 at 9:51 AM (PT)
ATLANTA and NASHVILLE broadcasting veteran SAM HALE, a co-founder and former Vice President of THE GEORGIA RADIO HALL OF FAME, passed away on AUGUST 4th at the age of 78, and was buried ina family cemetery in TENNESSEE following a private service.
SAM was fascinated with radio from his earliest years. His first paying gig was at WMMT in his home town of McMINNIVILLE, TN. When WBMC went on the air there, he was among its original staff. Following military service with AFRTS, where he became anchor for the first scheduled news program ever on an U. S. ARMY broadcast TV station, SAM joined WKDA in NASHVILLE. He was hired away by the BARTELL GROUP, working at their stations in BIRMINGHAM, MILWAUKEE and NEW YORK CITY, while also doing mornings in MINNEAPOLIS and CHICAGO.
HALE came to WQXI ATLANTA in 1962. In 1966, he began to devote full-time to his avocation, the stock market. Following a successful career as a CHARTERED MARKET TECHNICIAN and affiliate of the NEW YORK SOCIETY OF SECURITY ANALYSTS, SAM retired in 2003.
He is survived by his wife and four children.