Southeast Radio Mainstay Larry James Passes
December 28, 2010 at 7:40 AM (PT)
LARRY JAMES. legendary COLUMBUS, GA personality at WDAK, WCLS, and WPNX, passed away SUNDAY night after a courageous battle with cancer. LARRY was a founding board member of the GEORGIA RADIO HALL OF FAME, a member of its Council of Advisors, and a 2009 Career Achievement Inductee. Arrangements are incomplete at this time.
In 1961 LARRY got his first radio job at WDAK (BIG JOHNNY REB RADIO)/COLUMBUS, hosting the 6:15p-midnight show. Soon LARRY became PD/mornings at new Top 40 WCLS/Columbus. In 1967 he moved to WPNX and Country music, staying until 1970 when he went to WQIK/JACKSONVILLE. After JACKSONVILLE, LARRY worked at WUNI/MOBILE until 1975 when he went to WBT/CHARLOTTE. In 1991, Larry joined KPLX-KLIF/DALLAS as Creative Services Dir. He returned to the Southeast in 1999 to do imaging at WIVK/Knoxville. In 2000 LARRY segued to WMJJ (MAGIC 96.5)/BIRMINGHAM for imaging until 2006, when he retired.