The 4th Annual Georgia Radio Hall Of Fame Announces Inductions
October 25, 2010 at 5:21 AM (PT)
Fourteen GEORGIA radio professionals were inducted into the GEORGIA RADIO HALL OF FAME SATURDAY night, OCTOBER 23rd.
Dr. WORTH MCDOUGALD received the ELMO ELLIS Spirit Award. During his 40-year tenure on the UNIV. OF GEORGIA faculty, MCDOUGALD was a professor of Journalism, helping develop the School of Mass Communications.
SYLVIA CLARK, former MD for PACIFIC AND SOUTHERN BROADCASTING and BURNS MEDIA was one of five inductees into the Legacy category. Also inducted were ED DUNBAR, former GM of WBBQ A-F/AUGUSTA, DONALD JONES, original owner of WSGA and WSGF/SAVANNAH, ROBERT MCGARITY, owner/manager of WLAW/LAWRENCEVILLE and voice of the CENTRAL GWINNETT High Black Knights, and ALLEN WOODALL, SR. former owner of The BIG JOHNNY REB stations, WDAK/COLUMBUS, WALG/ALBANY, WAYX/WAYCROSS, WDAX/MCCRAE, and WMOG/BRUNSWICK.
The inductees into the Career Achievement category were country legend BILL ANDERSON, who paid a personal tribute to his college professor, Dr. WORTH MCDOUGALD, CLARKE BROWN, former President of the radio division of JEFFERSON PILOT BROADCASTING, EDDIE ESSERMAN, broadcast broker and former GM of FOX 97/ATLANTA, SAM HALE, former midday jock at WQXI/ATLANTA and co-founder of the GEORGIA RADIO HALL OF FAME, TOM HUGHES, former host of "ATLANTA’s Morning News" at WGST/ATLANTA, J J JACKSON, personality at KOOL 1057/ATLANTA, KIRK MELLISH, meteorologist at WSB/ATLANTA and PHIL SCHAEFER, former Sports Dir. at WSB/ATLANTA.
Alumni of ATLANTA’s FOX 97 gathered at the event and were recognized as well.