2014 Legacy Inductee
1941 - 1986
Scotty Andrews was born October 4, 1941 in Sandersville, GA and raised in Douglas, GA. After graduating from George Washington Carver High in 1960, he served in the United States Navy and worked in Armed Forces Radio and Television aboard the USS Forrestal.
Upon his discharge from the service, Scotty took on commercial radio in 1966 as an on-air announcer at WHIH in Norfolk, VA where he also served as Program Director. While program director there, he emerged as a formidable radio talent, and was voted “Announcer of the Year” in Virginia in 1969.
Returning to his native Georgia in 1970, he joined WIGO as a staff announcer and production supervisor. In 1971, he was promoted to program director. He moved to WVEE-FM as an on-air personality; he was appointed Program Manager in 1978. Under Andrews’s leadership, V-103 achieved market dominance in Atlanta, a position it held for several years.
In 1983 he was certified as one of the top 100 announcers in the country by Gallery Magazine. At the 1984 Black Radio Exclusive Conference, Scotty was awarded Program Director of the year.
Scotty’s activities beyond the mike are also noteworthy . He firmly believed that along with the enormous exposure to the black community that a top rated station enjoys, there is also a responsibility to that community as well. From active participation in the NAACP, to frequent speaking appearances before schools and college audiences, he was always there when needed. He was also the subject of, and influenced the curriculum of radio broadcasting courses taught at Norfolk State University in the early 1980’s.
Andrews was a loving father, avid Atlanta Braves fan, loyal friend, and mentor to many. He touched the lives of numerous people and will never be forgotten. He passed away in April 1986 of cancer.
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