2016 Legacy Inductee
1949 - 2007
Connie Flint was born on October 30, 1949 in Atlanta. She attended DeKalb College. Connie began her broadcasting career in the 70's in Atlanta. She had experience in Jazz, R&B and Gospel Radio. Connie worked at WAOK as a personality and eventually became the Program Director. She was the only female Program Director in Atlanta during this time. Connie was instrumental in the success of both programming and sales. She helped push the Gospel format to clients and agencies as a viable Radio Format. Gospel had often been overlooked by advertisers. She changed that. Together with her sister station, V103 and PD Mike Roberts, Connie helped guide the combo of V103 and WAOK to become the top URBAN revenue and ratings duo in the country. The combo ranked number one in the country in both local and national revenue. When Radio One decided to put a FM gospel station on the air, the called Connie. Her dream of programming an FM Gospel station had come true. Praise 97.5 was the first major market Gospel FM in the country. She guided Praise to become a major player in Atlanta radio in a short time. Flint won many awards including The Gospel Choice Awards Lifetime Achievement Award. She died in 2007.
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