Former Albany radio station owner inducted into Georgia Radio Hall of Fame

Milt George

Milt George

ALBANY, Ga.: Former Albany Radio Station owner Milt George was inducted posthumously into the Georgia Radio Hall of Fame during a ceremony Saturday in Macon.

George was first offered a job in Albany at WGPC-AM by Jim Woodruff Jr. who owned several stations in Georgia. During his first few years, George would hire local talent from around the region to produce a Saturday morning show for a younger audience. One of those hired was Ray Ragsdale, who would later become known as Ray Stevens.

George would later become part owner of the station with Woodruff and Joe Gamble. In 1977, he became sole owner.

The Preston, Idaho native was an Army veteran, a member of the Georgia Association of Broadcasters, served on the Albany Chamber of Commerce's Military Affairs Committee, was active in the local rotary club and was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church.

He died in 1999.