Career Achievement Inductee

Bill Elder

Bill Elder was born in Wantagh New York, but raised in Macon.  When his father brought home a radio transmitter. Bill built his own studio in his basement and “played” disc jockey. His sophomore year in high school, he got his first real radio job on weekends at WMAZ.  That led to an offer to join Macon Top 40 station WNEX. In 1972, Elder headed south to Valdosta State and WVLD. He returned to Macon and WNEX for a brief stay in 1974. In 1975 he went to WBML to do afternoons, and then returned to WNEX a third time and stayed until 1982 doing mornings until 1982. WAYS FM’s new General Manager Fred Newton hired Bill as morning man. That began a eighteen year love affair between Macon listeners and the wacky wake up morning show Elder delivered. The station changed its name to 99 WAYS AND achieved phenomenal ratings and revenue success. Elder retired in 2000 and now does voiceovers from his home studio in Macon.       

Click to listen to Bill on Macon's 99WAYS

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