The Atlanta Chapter is working on a project to revamp the home of the original 1949 WERD Dial 860 facility on the second floor in the Masonic Lodge building at 330 Auburn Avenue; one floor up from where Dr. Martin Luther King's Office was located and his first floor office is soon to be restored by the National Park Service.
Included with this project the facility will house a historical National Black Radio History Museum recognizing the community heroes in radio broadcasting; who, would otherwise not get recognized. Included will be a historical database of individuals who were a part of Black Radio, from Jack Cooper in 1929 to present day terrestrial and internet announcers, promoters and staff.
MEET & GREET
INDUCTION CEREMONY 2019
The National Black Radio Hall of Fame Atlanta Chapter recently held it's first Meet & Greet and Induction Ceremony. All Inductees and Honorary Board Members will be highlighted in the organization's facility after renovations at 330 Auburn Avenue Atlanta, Ga. are complete. Inductees pictures will also be placed in the National Facility in St. Louis, Mo. at Harris-Stowe State University.
The housing of the acquired WERD Historic Station location and the Museum will serve the community with various outreach programs and will provide educational products of the broadcasting industry with historical kiosk databases and voice over training sessions for students and interested Veterans.
The Museum will be the 2nd of it's kind in the United States with the National Museum located in St. Louis, Missouri.
Shelley “The Playboy” Stewart – One of America’s 1st Black DJs
African American Station Owners – Tori Bailey of Tuscumbia, Ala. & Mike Roberts – Atlanta, Ga.
Blues Over The Airwaves Award – Jim Starr of Winston-Salem, N.C.
Industry Pioneer Promoter Award – Charles Geer Atlanta, Ga.
Radio Network Founders Award - USA’s 1st Cable Only Radio Station 1980–Louis Dinwiddie – Atlanta, Ga.
Open The Gate Award - 1st Black Reporter in Atlanta 1967 WSB – Lo Jelks – Atlanta, Ga.
Posthumous Radio Pioneer Award – Zilla Mays – Atlanta, Ga.
Honorary Atlanta Chapter Board Members:
Carol Blackmon, Bohannon, Hal Lamar, Al Ward, Willie A. Watkins And LaMar Williams
Enjoy a few of our pictures below of our 1st Meet & Greet and Induction Program
Listed are Members of the National Black Radio Hall of Fame Atlanta Chapter.
Feel free to contact us in regards to supporting our projects and soon
to be established WERD Atlanta Museum location.
Marsha Washington George President/Facility Historian
Casual Cal Dupree Vice President/Children Drop The MIC PD
Ashonti Dixon Recording Secretary
Julian Davis Treasurer
Attorney John Christmas Chapter Attorney
Willie Hunter Media Consultant & Promotions
Dr. Bill Gay Atlanta Region Facility Director
Alan Johnston Promotions
Libby Anthony Promotions and Funding Manager
Cie Cie Wilson McGhee PSA National and Atlanta/Funding Manager Assistant
Rick Stevenson Promotions (T-Shirt/Outer wear campaign)
Ted Astin Black Promoters Historical Project/Concert Mgmt.
Slack Jay Black Promoters Historical Project
Casual Cal Kids Drop the MIC Awards Program Manager
Radio Historical Research Project
Harry Lyles Radio Historical Research Project
Khalile Thomas Kids Drop the MIC Reading Liaison
Mitch Faulkner PSA National and Atlanta
Charles Mitchell PSA National and Atlanta
David Linton PSA Atlanta
Paula G. Kids Drop the MIC Awards Program Assistant
Eddie Levert, Jr. Promotions with Libby Anthony
Louie Dinwiddie Facility Production Assistant for WERD