2010 Career Achievement
After five years at stations in Connecticut and Massachusetts, Tom came to Atlanta in the fall of 1977 to work for the startup of Newsradio 92 - the first all-news station in Georgia. In early 1978, he moved to the post of "morning host" at the station and held that position for the next two decades. Newsradio 92 became 640 WGST in the late 1980's. The program evolved from the "news-wheel" to a more news-magazine format with timely interviews and fun segments. Tom broadcast live from the ‘88 Democratic Convention in Atlanta, the Braves World Series in Toronto in 1992, London in 1993,and the Olympics in 1996. In May of 1997, he left WGST when the station changed to "Planet Radio" format. From August 1997 to March of 2000, Hughes was co-host of the "Hughes & Holman" program on 680WCNN. In June of 2000, he returned to WGST to host "Atlanta's First News with Tom Hughes". That program aired until his retirement in November of 2006. Hughes closed his final broadcast with words from the chorus of a World War II song, "Until we meet once again, you and I, wish me luck, as you wave me goodbye."
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