2011 Legacy Inductee
1917 - 1998
Ed Mullinax was born in Gadsden, Alabama and began his radio career there. He worked at WHMA in Anniston until April of 1940, when he moved to Nashville as an announcer at WSIX. Hew returned to Anniston in September of 1940 to be Program Director and do sports. In 1941, Roy Swank received a construction permit for WLAG in LaGrange and offered Mullinax a job as station manager. Ed accepted, eventually bought the station, added an FM, and remained at WLAG until 1987, when the stations were sold. Along the way, he attended and graduated from Georgia State. He kept his studies a secret from his family who wondered why Ed traveled to and from Atlanta so often. He was the voice of the LaGrange High School Grangers, doing play by play of football and basketball in the 50's and 60's. In 1962, Mullinax took an interest in a high school kid who expressed an interest in radio. He allowed the student to sit in the control room at night and eventually taught him how to run the board. That kid, John Long, went on to have a 40 plus year career in radio and today is President of the Georgia Radio Hall f Fame. In 1967. Mullinax won a seat in the Georgia General Assembly representing LaGrange and Troup County. He served 18 years.
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