Atlanta Exec, WWV Voice Don Elliot Heald Dies
February 20, 2009 at 5:06 AM (PT)
Condolences to family and friends of former longtime WSB-TV/ATLANTA VP/GM and voice of shortwave time signal station WWV/FORT COLLINS, CO DON ELLIOT HEALD, who died THURSDAY in ATLANTA at 86, according to a notice in the ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION.
HEALD started his career at the UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA's WRUF-A/GAINESVILLE in 1947, joining WSB-A/ATLANTA's news department before moving to WSB-TV in 1952 as News Director, later promoted to Sales Manager and VP/GM. He retired from WSB in 1980 and then served as President of RUSSELL-ROWE COMMUNICATIONS, which launched WGXA-TV/MACON, in 1981-95.