2012 Legacy Inductee

Don McDougald

1927 - 2010

Born on February 25, 1927, Don attended elementary and high school in Statesboro, before entering Clemson College and later Emory University in Atlanta. After service in World War II, McDougald returned to Emory and completed his education with graduation from the Emory University School of Business. After college graduation, he was hired as Comptroller of Georgia Teachers College (now Georgia Southern University).  In 1958 he, his mother and brothers, Horace and Worth, purchased WWNS in Statesboro. He eventually bought out the family members and added an fm, WWCD. He owned those stations as well as stations in Milledgeville and Sylvania, as well as a station in Virginia.  Mc Dougald is credited with having what some describe as the ‘first automated broadcast station in Georgia’, utilizing early-on IBM card sort machines, adapting them to building the daily logs for the stations. He was President of the Georgia Association of Broadcasters and was named to the Georgia Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame at the University of Georgia in Athens. Don joins his brothers Worth, 2010 Elmo Ellis Spirit Award honoree and brother Mike, who is a 2009 Career Achievement Inductee and serves on the Georgia Radio Hall of Fame Advisory Council.

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