Career Achievement Inductee

Mark Summers


Mark began his radio career at WTHO in Thomson, Georgia in 1978. Brady McGraw hired Mark to work at WAGQ Athens in 1979. Harley Drew hired Mark to work mornings at WBBQ Augusta in1980.  He quickly became an integral part of the legendary Buddy Carr morning show creating several of the most popular characters on the show. In 1983 The Mark Summers in the morning show debuted on WBBQ winning the NAB Marconi for best medium market morning show in 1989. In 1991 Mark began mornings at Savannah Valley Broadcasting owned CHR WZNY, Y-105. In 1996 he was hired by Wilkes Broadcasting to wake up a different audience at Sunny Country. In 1998 Mark joined Beasley Broadcasting’s WSLT Lite 98 for wake up duties and sales. He joined WBBQ alum John Hall at Hall Marketing in 2002. Mark currently works for Gold Cross EMS in Augusta, Georgia.        


L-R: Summers on air, Rick Dees was in Augusta for the Masters and stopped by WBBQ, and

Summers from a TV commercial for WBBQ

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(Click to hear Mark Summers on WBBQ)

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