2015 Legacy Inductee

 

Craig Crissman

 

1939 - 1995


Craig Crissman’s first job in radio was in 1957 at WEYE in Sanford North Carolina when he was 18 years old. In 1959 he moved to WWGP in Sanford to learn news reporting. His training paid off and he joined WDNC in Durham in 1960 where he stayed for two years. In 1962, Crissman came to Atlanta to be Assistant News Director at WSB Radio. He left in 1969 to be News Director at WRNG. While at “Ring Radio” he produced a documentary on police brutality: “When Will It End”. That earned him a Peabody. In 1970, Craig went to WGST to do morning news. After two years he left radio and formed Crissman Productions where he produced industrial films. He died in 1995.      


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