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They Earned a Georgia Legacy

State radio hall of fame salutes late greats

The Georgia Radio Museum and Hall of Fame announced its 2012 Legacy inductees.

Milt George, 1922–1999: Owner of WGPC(AM/FM), Albany, Ga.

Robert L. Hunnicutt Jr., 1929–1984: Owner of WKZK(AM) Augusta and WGAA(FM) Waynesboro, Ga.

John Lane: 1920–1994, News Director, WGIG(AM) & WMOG(AM), Brunswick, Ga.

Don McDougald, 1927–2010: Owner, WWNS(AM)/WWCD(FM), Statesboro, Ga.

Top, from left: Milt George, Robert Hunnicutt, John Lane, Don McDougald, Jim Popwell Sr. Bottom: Bob Sagesse, Don Sports Sr., Jim Steele, Uncle Ned Stripling

Jim Popwell Sr., 1932–2003: Owner, WCEH(AM)/WQSY(FM) Hawkinsville, Ga.; WQXY(FM) Cordele, Ga.; WPMX(FM) Statesboro, Ga.; WHKN(FM) Millen, Ga. and WMRZ(FM) Buena Vista, Ga.

Bob Sagesse, 1916–2000: Air Personality, WBML(AM) Macon, Ga.

Don Sports Sr., 1932–2003: Owner, WCLA(AM/FM) Claxton, Ga.

Jim Steele, 1946–2011: Owner , WKBX(FM) Kingsland, Ga.

Lowry “Uncle Ned” Stripling, 1916–1958: Entertainer, WMAZ(AM) Macon, Ga.

They’ll be honored at an induction awards ceremony in October in Macon, Ga.