Career Achievement Candidates
(in alphabetical order)
Mark has been a member of Triple Team Traffic since September of 1997. In addition to anchoring B98.5FM traffic coverage, he also lends his voice to traffic reports on WSB. His talk show became part of WSBs weekly line-up in 2014. Previously, he worked as a sports writer in New York and Connecticut before moving to Atlanta. Mark graduated from Marist College in New York with a degree in journalism and public relations in 1996.
Dave Cohen is currently the longest tenured Division One radio play-by-play voice in Georgia. 34 years as the radio play-by-play announcer for Georgia State University Panther basketball, baseball and football and host of the coach’s radio shows. Cohen is a Georgia State alumnus. He started in radio at GSU’s WRAS-FM. For thirteen years he worked as a sports reporter and announcer at WGST-AM, WCNN-AM, WGUN-AM, and WSB-AM before joining Georgia State full-time.
Gail Daniels has been in radio in Georgia since 1994. She was midday personality at WDEN in Macon, for 14 years. She has been a part of The Fox 94.7, a local startup in Macon, since it went on the air. Prior to her move to Georgia, Gail worked in several small/medium markets in Michigan, Louisiana, Arkansas, Texas and Ohio. Gail also hosted worked on air at television stations in those markets
Shirley Ellis is native of Detroit. She graduated from the University of Detroit with a B.A. in Mass Communications. She obtained a Masters of Public Administration from Georgia College & State University. Shirley began her radio career in Macon at WIBB. She is station Manager for the Fort Valley State University campus television & radio stations. Ellis received the Black College Radio Station Manager of the Year award and several National Black Programmers Coalition Women in Radio Awards. On weekends, she is "Mama Mia" WRVB FM in Macon.
Sanders Hickey is from Columbus and began his radio career at WHYD. He Worked at WAGQ in Athens while attending UGA. After graduating he went back to Columbus and worked at WCGQ, WCLS, and WDAK. Hickey moved to Atlanta and worked at WZGC and WQXI. He managed stations for Bahakel Broadcasting and owned as station in Texas. Currently he is a partner in HEH Communications which owns stations in Brunswick Georgia and Texas.
Sabrina Gibbons is from Jackson Georgia and attended the University of Georgia. She began her radio career at age 15. She worked at WIMO in Winder and eventually joined WSB radio in Atlanta where she is currently health reporter.
Tom Giglio began his radio career in 1961 as a transmitter operator while attending Georgia Tech. He became fulltime in 1964. In 1967, he built WKXI FM (now WSTR FM). After serving in the Army, he returned to WQXI and became chief engineer in 1971. In 1996 Giglio was promoted to Vice President of Engineering for Jefferson Pilot. After 45 years in radio, he retired in 2006. Giglio is a ham radio operator and helps coordinate volunteer efforts for the Georgia Emergency Management Agency
Lindsey was hired by Z-93 PD John Young after he observed her DJ work at an Atlanta disco. Taking over the evening shift in 1980, she quickly became a top rated air personality throughout the decade. While at Z-93, Lindsey became one of America’s first female CHR music directors. She went on to additional broadcast and programming success in Philadelphia, Seattle, Phoenix and Pittsburgh.
Chip Lyness is from Baltimore, attended the University of Georgia, and began his radio career at WLOV in Washington, Georgia. After graduating he worked in sales for WNGC, then co owned a station in Athens. He then become a partner and manager of WDDK/WULK in Greensboro. He does sports play by play for the stations and is active in the Lake Oconee community.
Sutton was born in Clio, Alabama. He attended high school and community college in Florida before entering professional baseball. Sutton entered broadcasting after his retirement as a player. He has worked in this capacity for several teams, the majority being with the Atlanta Braves, a position he currently holds. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1998.
Frank Ski was born in Harlem but grew up in Miami. He attended the University of DC to pursue a career in law, and became a part time disc jockey at WDCU. He hosted one of the first programs in the United States to play rap music. His show, “Breakers Delight” became top rated and his work earned him the evening shift at Atlanta’s V-103. After 10 years, he was promoted to mornings and he achieved top rating. Ski left Atlanta for a few years but, retuned to V-103 in 2016 where he is on the air on weekends.
Requaya Ward was born in Atlanta and attended Clark Atlanta University. In her youth, she was a teen reporter for WERD. She worked at WERD, WIGO and WCLK. Ward has won numerous industry awards. Currently she host "Early Morning Moves and Grooves" on WRFG FM.
Member voting begins July 1, 2017.
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