2010 Legacy Inductee

Allen Woodall, Sr.


1902  - 1965

Allen Woodall, Sr. was born in Columbus and graduated from The University of Georgia. Before radio, he worked in newspaper and publications in Athens, Montgomery, and Columbus. He founded WDAK in 1943 and added stations in Albany, McRae, Waycross and Brunswick. His group, the “Big Johnny Reb” stations, were the starting point and home of many of Georgia’s radio professionals including several Georgia Radio Hall of Fame Inductees. Woodall and five other broadcasters founded the Radio Advertising Bureau and he served as its board chairman.  He is a past president of The Georgia Association of Broadcasters. Woodall was a civic leader in Columbus and an active member of the Kiwanis.


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