Middle GA Podcasts

Since 2020 this channel has been posting a variety of podcasts about Middle Georgia people, history, music, events, organizations, businesses, and more. New podcasts are added regularly, so please subscribe or visit this site often. Just scroll down the list to find the one(s) you’d like to listen to or download.

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Episodes

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).

Remembering Bobby

Wednesday Sep 16, 2020

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.

Friday Aug 14, 2020

On this Middle GA podcast, you'll hear a portion of "My Shield," a new single by B. Keith Williams. Keith will talk about the song, his career and some of his previously-released original music. 

Bobby Skel Tribute from 2010

Thursday Jul 09, 2020

Thursday Jul 09, 2020

Bobby Skel (Robert Skelton) had several records that charted both regionally and nationally in the mid 1960's through the early 70's. He recorded at Macon, Georgia's first recording studio, King Studios, on Mulberry Street next to the Grand Opera House. He later recorded at Master Sound in Atlanta. We conducted an oral history interview with Bobby at  the Georgia Music Hall of Fame in 1997. This tribute includes portions of that interview and much of Bobby's music, used by permission from the publisher. A native of Swainsboro, Georgia, Bobby passed away at his home in Granbury, Texas, on October 31, 2010, at the age of 68.

Thursday Jul 02, 2020

The 2nd Atlanta International Pop Festival was held at the Middle Georgia Raceway in Byron over the 4th of July weekend in 1970. More than 30 acts performed over the 3+ days and the festival drew several hundred thousand fans. 20 years ago, GMS Productions of Macon syndicated a 30th anniversary radio special about the event. That program has been updated for the 50th anniversary of the event, that has come to be known in Middle Georgia as the "Byron Pop Festival."

Saturday Jun 20, 2020

On November 8, 2014, former employees of WNEX radio in Macon held a reunion at the Big House Museum. As part of that reunion, we recorded a panel discussion on the radio station's relationship with Capricorn Records. All of the voices you'll hear are former Big X employees, with the exception of Capricorn Records executive Bobby Wallace. Those voices, in order, are Bill Elder, Aaron Bowers, Greg Rice, Terry Taylor, Oscar Leverette, Ben Sandifer, Bobby Wallace, Dave "King Kong" Kelly, Pete Konenkamp, Nathan Hale, Jack Bowers and Mary Mullis.

Friday Jun 19, 2020

Not only was this class the last one under these historic names, but we also had several other firsts and lasts that made this class so special. Hear some of your classmates sharing their special memories. The podcast also includes excerpts from interviews with Major David Carter, Bob Barnette, Isaac Jackson's son and the widows of our two principals. Enjoy this special 50th anniversary podcast, and GO POETS!

Friday Jun 19, 2020

The Middle Georgia Honor Flight program takes veterans of World War II, Korea and Vietnam to Washington, D.C. to see their memorials. We had the privilege of being a media representative for the September 2019 honor flight. On this podcast you'll hear from some of the heroes who were on the trip, members of the Middle Georgia Honor Flight staff, and some interesting people we met along the way. To learn more about the Middle Georgia Honor Flight program visit their website.

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