2010 Legacy Inductee

Robert  McGarity

1922 - 2007

Bob McGarity was born in Atlanta, attended Boys High, and attended Davidson College. McGarity’s early radio career included stations in Cedartown, Griffin, and Winder. He moved back to Atlanta to work at WBGE and WSB. In 1959, he moved to Lawrenceville to work for WLAW, The Voice of Gwinnett”. The station was founded and owned by his father. He announced, sold advertising, and managed the station. When his father died, Bob and his sister became the owners. McGarity was the play by play voice of the Gwinnett Black Nights for nearly 40 years. One of his most memorable accomplishments was composing the lyrics for the Central Gwinnett Fight Song in the 1960's. Bob was active in Lawrenceville Civic Associations throughout his career.

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