2012 Legacy Inductee
Don Sports, Sr.
1932 - 2006
Don Sports, Sr. was born in Douglas and attended South Georgia College. He began his radio career in Port St Joe Florida. In 1958 he moved to Baxley’s WHAB then in 1959 to WCLA in Claxton as an announcer and salesman. In 1961 he was promoted to General Manager. In 1972, Sports purchased the station from Howard Gilreath. Sports built WCLA FM in 1972. The Georgia Association of Broadcasters elected him president in 1977 and he served on their board of directors for seven years. In 1985, he was named GAB Broadcast Citizen of the Year. Sports sold the stations in in 1997.
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