A thank you to those who supported Radio Hall of Fame

Published 10:27 am Friday, August 21, 2020

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On behalf of the membership and management of the Georgia Radio Museum and Hall of Fame, I would like to express our appreciation to some who supported us in our attempt to support tourism in LaGrange and Troup County.

First, thank you to Shannon Gavin Johnson and her staff at the Troup County Archives. Shannon believed in our goal and welcomed us for nine months of exhibit space.

City councilman Tom Gore supported us in his role as a city leader and in other ways. Tom was the only city or county official to ever visit the museum. Joey Thompson made it possible to lease space  in one of his properties.

Rocky Jabley made several “radio” donations and was instrumental in necessary renovation and improvements to our space on Lincoln Street.

Jake Behr and his tourism magazine helped promoted the museum exhibit and ultimate location.

The staff at Great Wolf lodge went out of their way to make our 13th Annual Induction Awards successful last year.

The year before, Rebecca Smith at the Callaway Conference Center made our event a very special night as Sean Hannity was our special guest. Both of these events brought hundreds of out of town visitors and tourism dollars to the city of LaGrange.

A special thanks to Daniel Evans and his LaGrange Daily News staff for all the news about our efforts to preserve the radio broadcasting history of Georgia.

Former editor of the Troup County News, Melanie Turner also gave us great coverage. Last but not least, I want to thank our museum volunteers, John Duskin and Bob Raleigh for tirelessly acting as docents at the museum and muscle when we had to dismantle the museum.

We were privileged to honor four LaGrange radio professionals: Byron, Frank, and Julian Hurst as well as Ray Relihan and Ed Mullinax.

Our non profit organization will continue it’s work here until a new home is found.

John Long

Co-Founder and President

Patti Long

Secretary and board member

The Georgia Radio Museum and Hall of Fame