Gary Corry Passes
September 15, 2010 at 9:14 AM (PT)
Condolences to the family and friebds of GARY CORRY, who died at his home in Metro ATLANTA last night after a brief illness. No arrangements have been announced. CORRY was a 2008 Career Achievement Inductee into the GEORGIA RADIO HALL OF FAME.
GARY RUSSELL CORRY was born in RINARD, IL and worked his way through SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY as DJ, newsman, and play by play announcer at WRAJ/ANNA, IL. In 1963, he went to suburban ST LOUIS to work for WIBV. From there he moved to CINCINNATI; WCPO and legendary WUBE. In 1969 he was hired as Program Director of WQXI/ATLANTA. In 1971, PACIFIC & SOUTHERN BROADCASTING entered the NEW YORK radio market with WWDJ and GARY was moved there to do mornings. A short time later he moved to WPAT.
In 1974, CORRY returned to ATLANTA and WQXI as PD and then promotions director, piloting the stations creation and hosting of The "Quixie Ramblin’ Raft Race." At one time during it’s life, the event was called the worlds largest (300,000 persons) outdoor participatory event by THE GUINNESS BOOK OF WORLD RECORDS.
The family has said there will be a memorial service at some time in the future. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the GEORGIA RADIO HALL OF FAME, a 501 (c) (3) organization.