Middle GA Podcasts

Podcasts about Middle Georgia people, history, music, events, organizations, businesses, and more.

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Episodes

Sunday Oct 30, 2022

In the final episode you'll hear the voices of Joel Godard, Steve Malone, Del Ward, Don King, Bill Elder, and exceprts from the last Bill Powell Show.

Saturday Oct 29, 2022

AM 940 has always had a strong commitment to news and information. In this episode, Billy Sowell, Helen Popejoy, Bill Tribble, Jimmy Lee and Paul Beliveau talk about how that role developed through the years.

Friday Oct 28, 2022

Religion and Sports were part of this historic station from the beginning. This episode includes comments from Rev. Jimmy Waters, Bobby Pope, and music excerpts from the Smile-a-While Quartet.

Thursday Oct 27, 2022

The beginning of radio in Middle Georgia. Early programs, new competition, the Mercer Brothers, Uncle Ned and Santa Claus.

Monday Sep 05, 2022

SGT Rodney M. Davis is Macon's only Medal of Honor recipient because of an heroic event in Vietnam on September 6, 1967. Author John D. Hollis tells the story of this hero.

Wednesday Jul 27, 2022

Jeff Battcher, founder of Macon's Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities, talks about how the program started, how successful it's been, where it's headed, and how you can get involved.

Tuesday May 10, 2022

During its 150th anniversary year, members of the leadership team, the board chair and three alumni, share their stories about this important ministry.

Thursday Apr 14, 2022

On this episode you'll hear 3 unique perspectives of Elvis Presley's first show in Macon, April 15, 1972.

Tuesday Mar 29, 2022

On National Vietnam War Veterans Day, we share an interview with Arthur Henry, originally part of The Greatest Memories podcast in November 2019.

Monday Mar 14, 2022

Mike Fuller talks about his hobby/career in magic which spanned over six decades at the time of this interview.

Friday Mar 04, 2022

On this segment from the Georgia Music Jukebox, 10 internationally-known Georgia artists talked about their early interest and beginnings in music, most of whom were in school music programs.

Saturday Feb 05, 2022

Perhaps best known as "Jolly the Clown" from the early days on WMAZ-TV, Bill Cook has enjoyed an exciting career as a photographer, a U.S. Navy veteran and a preacher.

Tuesday Dec 07, 2021

Fred Johnson was Macon's last Pearl Harbor Survivor when he passed away on January 31, 2020 at age 104.  We had the privilege of interviewing Mr. Johnson in 2016. On the 80th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack, we are presenting Mr. Johnson's story, in his own words.

Thursday Oct 21, 2021

Macon Volunteer Clinic provides free primary medical and dental care services to working adults of a certain income level who live in Macon-Bibb County. On this podcast, Nancy White, the exceutive director of this ogranization talks about the services they provide, who is eligible, how volunteers can get involved and other ways to help.

Monday Oct 04, 2021

Middle GA Podcasts talked with four leaders from the Disabled American Veterans - Chapter 33 in Warner Robins. Find out how this organization helps veterans get the benefits they've earned, and what you can do to help the DAV.

Wednesday Aug 04, 2021

For 40 years "Date with Del" was a Middle Georgia favorite on WMAZ television and radio. MaryTherese, one of many Middle Georgia broadcasters who was influenced by Del, hosts this special podcast. Taken from a 2018 interview,  Del talks about her long career that began at WNEX radio in Macon. You'll hear some excerpts from Del's all-night show on WGN in Chicago, where she was the first female DJ in the US to host an overnight radio show. Trody Tro, Del, you'll be missed but you'll always be remembered.

Tuesday Jul 20, 2021

Major David Carter passed away on July 17, 2021, at age 90. From a 2017 interview with The Greatest Memories, Major Carter talked about being part of the Army's first Special Forces unit in Korea, his 28-years as Professor of Military Science/Senior Army Instructor at Lanier/Central High School, playing "James Bond" during a halftime show and more.

Thursday Jun 10, 2021

Each month, longtime Middle Georgia TV and radio host Del Ward does a segment for "The Greatest Memories" podcast. After she had recorded this segment for the July 2021 edition of this podcast, Del had a conversation with Finnian Jaq Sandifer about their common love for theatre.

Tuesday Feb 09, 2021

Diana Ross, Mary Wilson and Flo Ballard were the original Supremes, the biggest girl group of the 1960's. Mary Wilson performed at the Grand Opera House in Macon in the summer of 2016, and The Fox 94.7 radio talked with her by telephone prior to that show. The interview was later adapted for a segment on The Greatest Memories podcast.

Wednesday Dec 23, 2020

Almanac was a program of farm and market news each weekday at noon on WMAZ radio in Macon. On Christmas Eve 1966, host Jimmy Lee featured members of the WMAZ radio and television staff with special holiday songs and stories. News, commercials and market news were all deleted from this program, but here are the WMAZ staff members who contributed, in order of their appearances: The Mazy Notes (Jimmy Lee, Donnie Carl, Jimmy Vinson, Ralph Lavender) David Reeves Del Ward Otis Hughes Skip Holmes Doris Martin Donnie Carl Martha Pell Stan Carey Bill Powell Red Cross Sylvia Lopez Also appearing on this special program was the Ray Melton Orchestra: Ray Melton (bass), Bill Daniel (pedal steel guitar), John Wallace (drums), David O’Dell (trumpet), Jim Baker (saxophone), Bernard Carpenter (piano)    

Wednesday Nov 11, 2020

Benjamin Theron Sandifer, served on MTB Squadron 17 in the Philippines during World War II. On Veterans Day 2020, during the 75th anniversary year of his honorable discharge from the United States Navy, his four grandchildren tell his Veteran's story.

Saturday Oct 10, 2020

Middle Georgia native Gary Matheny has just released his first album, Not Looking Back. After a long career in the pharmaceutical industry, Gary started writing songs and has re-discovered his love for music in his retirement years. And one of the songs on this album is a finalist in the World Songwriting Awards. In this podcast, Gary talks about his musical start in Middle Georgia, his new album and some other musical projects.

Saturday Oct 03, 2020

October 3, 1960 - The Andy Griffith Show premiered on CBS television, and it has never been off the air in 60 years. On this anniversary podcast we hear from the biggest fan of the show in Macon (where the Mayberry bus always came from), cast member Betty Lynn (Thelma Lou), Allan Newsome (who runs iMayberry.com, Weavers Department Store online, Two Chairs No Waiting podcast and is a Floyd the barber tribute artist), and Abigail Linville (Director of Collections and Exhibitions at Surry Arts Council, where the Andy Griffith Museum is located).

Wednesday Sep 16, 2020

Bobby Pope played many roles in Middle Georgia sports from the 1964 until he passed away on September 6, 2020. This special tribute podcast highlights Bobby's career as a radio and TV broadcaster, Athletic Director at Mercer and more.

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About our podcasts

Middle GA Podcasts are stories about the people, the history, the music, the events, the organizations, and the businesses in the Middle Georgia area. If you have an idea for a podcast that meets these criteria, or if your podcast is already recorded and needs a home, please contact me.

Ben Sandifer

GMS Advertising & Productions, Inc.

478-957-2806

gmsproductions@cox.net

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Special Program Note

Park's Podcast, the weekly worship service from Park Memorial United Methodist Church in Macon, Georgia, now has its own channel.

 

To listen or subscribe please visit

parkmemorial.podbean.com

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