2013 Legacy Inductee
Al "Danny Dee" Evans, Jr.
1940 - 2003
Al Evans, Jr. was born in Valdosta on July 20, 1940. He grew up in a radio family that owned and operated radio stations around Georgia. While in high school he was recruited to play professional baseball for a national professional team but the call of broadcasting was stronger. Danny's father thought it important for Danny to learn the new Top 40 radio formats and so Danny worked at WAKE in Atlanta and WQAM Miami. His on air name was Ken Keen in those markets. Later he became known as Danny Dee. He announced play by play basketball and baseball for Valdosta State College; sports announcing became his passion. He and his father bought WVLD in Valdosta; in the late 60's WVLD moved into new facilities quipped with the best recorders, microphones, and processing equipment available. The stations technical sound rivaled that of many larger market stations. Evans smooth baritone voice was often heard on the air. Among the alumni of WVLD, Georgia Radio Hall of Fame board member Bob Harrison as well as 2012 Career Achievement inductee Bill Elder and . WVLD was eventually sold. Evens passed away in 2003.
Click to hear Evans on WAKE as Ken Keen.
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