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

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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.

Honorees

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.

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Honorary Atlanta Chapter Board Members:

Carol Blackmon, Bohannon, Hal Lamar, Al Ward, Willie A. Watkins And LaMar Williams

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Atlanta Chapter Induction Program.  September 30, 2019

Casual Cal and Marsha Induct Radio Legend Shelley "The Playboy" Stewart

Dr. Stewart will be put in the Atlanta Chapter WERD Museum and the St. Louis National Museum.

Recognition for Honorary Board Member LaMar Williams with Hosts Casual Cal and Radiolady.

Lou Dinwiddie Inductee (back/center) and family from LA and Arizona arrive for the event.

Honorary Board Member Bohannon (RIP 2020) with Marie Monroe and Radiolady.

Hall of Fame Inductee Blues Man Jim Starr and family.

Special Recognition Award to the Masonic Lodge as the "Historical Keeper of Facilities"

for the 330 Auburn Avenue location; a Special signed Proclamation from the City of Atlanta.

National Black Radio Hall of Fame Atlanta Chapter "Thanks" our sponsors Inger of HAFH Family Services and Kash & Associates for their support and for their continuous Out Reach Programs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

Email: radioprofiles@gmail.com

 

 

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

 

Twycetwins                                     Multi-Media Assistants

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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