Dr. William Worth McDougald Dead At 81
April 20, 2007 at 11:28 AM (PT)
Dr. WILLIAM WORTH MCDOUGALD, known to hundreds of journalists and former UGA students as "DR. MAC," died early today at ATHENS Regional Medical Center. He was 81. At his retirement in 1992 from the GRADY SCHOOL OF MASS COMMUNICATIONS, he was considered among the longest-tenured professors at the UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA, having begun his teaching career in the mid-1940s.
He is well known for his long career as Chairman of the famed PEABODY AWARDS for radio and television, including the digitalization of thousands of important radio and television programs dating into the early years of electronic media. He was a well known public speaker, lecturer, and author of the "History of WSB Radio and Television -- Welcome South Brother," as well as several other books and papers.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be sent to The Central Presbyterian Church Memory Garden, 380 Alps Road, ATHENS, GA 30606.