2016 Legacy Inductee

 

Charlie Gwyn

1919 - 1982


Charlie Gwyn was born in Lott, Texas to a farming family. He was fascinated by radio from an early age and repaired and built crystal radio receivers for customers of his “shop". He attended Palmer Chiropractic College, graduated and had a practice in Nashville for a few years before leaving for San Diego. He served as a Navy corpsman stateside during World War II. With his GI Bill education funds he acquired his FCC First Class Engineering License and found his first radio job in South Carolina. The owners recruited into announcing, then sales and eventually sent to WLFA in La Fayette, Georgia as GM and partner. He eventually later bought out his partner’s interest. Gwyn devoted his life to serving the La Fayette community and won many awards for his community service. Two of his children got into radio. Rich runs WLFA today. The call letters were changed in 1988 and the station is now known as WQCH. His daughter Sandra spent many years in radio in Athens.  He died in 1982.


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