Career Achievement Inductee
Harley was born at Fort Gordon, Georgia and has always called Waynesboro, Georgia home. He became interested in radio and electronics at the age of 9 and got a part-time job at WBRO in Waynesboro at the age of 14. Harley worked full time there after graduating from high school then attended Georgia Tech for a short time. He missed radio and moved to Augusta in 1962 to help put WFNL on the air. In 1964, Harley was hired by WBBQ as program director, a position he held until 1989. Harley then became National Program Director for the Arrow Communications Group, owners of WZNY in Augusta. When Benchmark Communications acquired WZNY, Harley became General Manager, a position h held until joining Beasley Broadcast Group in 1995 as Operations Director for WGAC, WGOR, and WRDW. “Handsome Harley Drew” is a past recipient of the “Augusta’s Best Radio Personality” award from Augusta magazine, was given the “Louis Harris Award” by the West Augusta Rotary Club, and has received numerous state and national awards for programming excellence. Harley currently specializes in news/talk radio and serves as Program Director for WGAC and WRDW as well as anchor of Augusta's Morning News on WGAC. Harley was a founding board member of the Georgia Radio Hall of Fame and also served as it's Vice President.
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