2020 Career Achievement Inductees
(in alphabetical order- most of the bios were written by the candidates)
Greg Black began his radio career in 1974 at WBRO in Waynesboro. He worked in Swainsboro and in Athens. Greg joined the Georgia News Network as an anchor and capital correspondent. In 1985 he began an 18 year stay as news anchor for FOX 97. He moved to the CNN Radio Network then Newsradio 106.7. Greg shared two Peabody Awards and a Dupont Columbia award.
Tim Bryant grew up in south Georgia and began his radio career in 1988 at WMGR in Bainbridge. From there, he worked at stations in Augusta, Tallahassee, then Atlanta at WSB and the Georgia News Network. In 1998, Bryant moved to WGAU in Athens where he continues as morning show host and news director for Apollo Global Management's six station cluster.
Mark Cooper, is a native of Kansas. The majority of his 40 year radio career was spent in Atlanta at WKLS and WGST. Mark held many positions including pd, Air-talent, Act Exec, and GM. While Mark was Marketing and Promotion director at WKLS/96 Rock in the 80's he created “96 Days of Summer” to introduce the station and established a 96ROCK apparel line.
Mark McCain is from Powder Springs, Georgia. In 1973, His first radio job was at WYNR in Brunswick. After stops in Douglasville, Marietta, and Carrollton, in 1980 he joined WKLS in Atlanta where he was half of the Wakeup Crew. After that McCain did weekends at WKHX, WQXI, WFOX, and WYAY. He currently owns an entertainment company in Atlanta which provides event music.
Miller Pope’s radio career began in 1980 at WGST. In 1982, Pope became court-side engineer for the Georgia Tech basketball broadcasts. From 1985 until 1990, Miller was studio engineer for the Braves Network, the Georgia Bulldogs Network and other non sports related programming. Today Pope is game day engineer for the Atlanta Falcons Network, and the Georgia Tech Football and Basketball networks.
Randy Reeves credits a trip to a local radio station for his radio career. At age 16, he did afternoons at WCON Cornelia. While attending UGA at WDOL and WRFC in Athens. After graduation he was pd and afternoon jock at WCGQ Columbus then, spent eleven years in Atlanta at WGST, Z-93, and Power 99. Today, Reeves is the imaging voice for radio stations worldwide.
Joe Willie Sousa
Brunswick native Joe Willie Sousa is a first generation American of Portuguese descent. Joe began his radio career in Brunswick working nights then to morning drive. He and wife robin host Brunswick's longest running local morning show on 104.1 The Wave in the Golden Isles. Sousa is active in the community with several civic organizations & groups.
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