The Georgia Radio Hall of Fame has 10 new names added to its list of Career Achievement inductees.
In a ceremony held over the weekend in Marietta, familiar monikers including Steve Goss (WABE-Atlanta), Kaedy Kiely (WSRV- Atlanta) and Kelly McCoy (WSB-Atlanta) were chosen for induction.
Others installed for Career Achievement were Tom and Paul Collins (WQXI-Atlanta); Charlie Hill (WVMG- Cochran); Nelle Reagan (WRGA-Rome); Bill Rice (WLET-Toccoa); Mike Roberts (WQMJ-Macon) and Mark Summers (WSLT-Augusta).
The previously announced inductees into the Legacy category included: Palmira Braswell; (WBML-Macon); George Crumbley (WSB-Atlanta); Jimmy Dunaway (WSB-Atlanta); Al Evans Jr. (WVLD-Valdosta); John Holliman (WSB-Atlanta); Don Kordecki (WKRW-Cartersville); Royal Marshall (WCNN-Atlanta); Leonard Postero (WRFC-Athens); and Annie Lee Small (WYTH-Madison).
In addition, legendary DJ James “Alley Pat” Patrick (WERD) was honored as the recipient of the 2013 Founders and Directors Award. Patrick also received induction into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame earlier this month.
James Woodruff Jr. (WRBL) of Columbus received the Elmo Ellis Spirit Award.
This was the seventh annual ceremony for the statewide hall of fame. The organization has already tagged Oct. 24, 2014 at the Atlanta/Marietta Hilton Hotel and Conference Center for next year’s awards.
(Full disclosure, I’m on WSRV The River 97.1 with Kaedy Kiely every Wednesday at 6:50 and 7:30 a.m. to talk about the latest music news. Also, radio writer Rodney Ho is on vacation.)