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An Atlanta native, Jeff became a fan of radio by the age of 10, and by the 7th grade was using his new cassette tape recorder to tape songs on WQXI-AM and play them in school. His older sister Gayle listened to the new station at Georgia State University, WRAS-FM, and helped introduce him to the new rock featured on the station. While still in high school, Jeff took a GSU continuing education class on radio broadcasting. At age 17 in 1976 he began at WRAS as a student disc jockey, becoming its student General Manager from 1982-84. In 1982 he changed the WRAS slogan and format to “Album 88, New Music First”, resulting in the station being one of the first non-commercial stations whose play list was tracked in Billboard Magazine along with commercial stations. Knowing how fast Atlanta was growing, Jeff lobbied the university to upgrade the WRAS transmitter facilities and in 1986 the station became the only 100,000 watt student-programmed station in the country. Jeff was hired as the staff advisor to WRAS in 1986 and now is the Director of Student Affairs Business Operations at GSU as well as the Operations Manager and Advisor for WRAS. Jeff also worked at WGST-AM in the late 70’s and early 80’s as a board operator and traffic reporter. His 28 year career as a part-time announcer at WPCH-FM began when he was only 20 and lasted until the station’s format change in 2006. He also worked as a part-time disc jockey for WZGC from 1991 – 1993.
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