Georgia Radio Hall of Fame president announces resignation

Published 7:21 pm Friday, November 1, 2019

Georgia Radio Hall of Fame President and Co-Founder John Long announced his resignation in a press release on Friday. The resignation will be effective April 1, 2020. Long and Sam Hale founded the nonprofit in 2007 to recognize Georgia radio professionals.

In a message to members in the November newsletter, Long said “It has been my honor to try and manage this organization. Neither Sam Hale or I dreamed the Georgia Radio Hall of Fame would be so successful, let alone have a Georgia Radio Museum. I will remain on the board and operate the Georgia Radio Museum. The museum is vital to the preservation, continuity, and access of the Georgia Radio Hall of Fame. It is the home of our inductees. I want it to continue to exist and be the place where our inductees, present and future, family members (father, mother, sister, brother, son, daughter and grandchildren ) can proudly say their were honored for their contributions to the rich history of radio in Georgia.”

The organization, headquartered in LaGrange, has over 800 members and annually honors new inductees at an awards banquet. The organization also operates The Georgia Radio Museum in LaGrange, Georgia and is a partner with the Special Collection and Archives at the Georgia State University Library for The History of Radio Broadcasting in Georgia and WSB History Dot Com.

The search for a new president, as well as other volunteers to manage the organization has begun. The Georgia Radio Hall of Fame is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit which operates on donations and revenue from its annual event. There are no paid staff positions. Management is by volunteers. For more information, email: