2009 Career Achievement

Larry James

Larry James was born and  grew up in Columbus and attended Jordan High School. In 1961 Larry got his first radio job at WDAK (Big Johnny Reb Radio) in Columbus hosting the 6:15 to midnight show. The 10P- 12Midnight portion was known as the “Late Date Show" with” LJ the DJ”. Soon Larry became PD/Morning man at a new Top 40 station in Columbus, WCLS. In 1967 he moved to WPNX and country music, staying until 1970 when he went to WQIK in Jacksonville. After Jacksonville Larry worked at WUNI in Mobile until 1975 when he went to WBT in Charlotte. It was there that Larry was named the Country Music Association’s Medium Market Air Personality of the Year in 1978. In 1991, Larry joined KPLX/KLIF in Dallas as Creative Services Director. He returned to the southeast in 1999 to do imaging at WIVK in Knoxville. In 2000 Larry segued to WMJJ, Magic 96.5 in Birmingham where he did imaging until 2006. Larry was  a founding member of the Georgia Radio Hall of Fame Board of Directors and served on its Council of Advisors. Larry died on December 26, 2010.

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