WGAC was launchpad for many country, bluegrass artists in area

...airwaves, but that's what happened when WGAC-AM (580) went on the air 65 years ago...simultaneously by the two stations shortly after WGAC took the air with its first regularly scheduled...Augusta Chronicle reported the next day. WGAC officially went on the air at 5 p.m...

Ramblin' Rhodes
WGAC reporter is found dead in home

A reporter for WGAC radio was found dead at his Augusta residence...and other events and breaking news for WGAC 580 News, was found dead at about 11 a...got their beat," said Austin Rhodes, a WGAC radio talk show host who had worked with...

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Rants & Raves

...her after the first 5 or 10, let alone 600! MEN GET CANCER, TOO, but we don't call it pink. Thank you. RANT: WHY DOES WGAC have to give its call letters 100 times or more from 6:05 a.m.-8:40 a.m. weekdays? Stations in the BIG markets only...

Be on lookout for yellow jacket nests, then be careful

Last Saturday I was the host of our weekly call-in radio show, The Lawn and Garden Show on WGAC. One topic I talked about was yellow jackets because I had gotten so many calls about them during the previous week and had several...

Austin Rhodes' restraining order against House District 122 candidate, 2 others upheld

...associates that had been granted to local radio talk show host Austin Rhodes last week.Rhodes, who hosts an afternoon talk show on WGAC-AM (580) radio, sought and was granted a temporary restraining order Friday afternoon against three people ? Jackie Powell...

Austin Rhodes wins Rotary journalism honor

...Award to Austin Rhodes, an afternoon radio talk-show host on WGAC.The club has presented the award annually since 1979 to honor...1950s, '60s and '70s.In accepting the award, Rhodes thanked WGAC management, his co-workers and many colleagues in attendance...

Rants & Raves

Comments from readers:HAS THERE EVER been a radio station with announcers with a more limited vocabulary than WGAC? Austin Rhodes, Harley Drew and Ashley Brown are unbelievable. On March 6, Austin used the words "incredible" and "incredibly...

Nostalgic for radio host

...about Augusta and Richmond County, I think back 35 to 40 years ago when the late George Fisher entertained us on radio station WGAC in the morning.He would read the news to us, give us the time and temperature, and "march" the children off to school...

Dr. Laura can afford to be honest

Recently, WGAC dropped Dr. Laura Schlessinger from their programing. WGAC morning announcer Harley Drew said, "She shot herself in the foot." His statement reflects his shortsightedness. Financially, she may have. On the other hand, I...

Home front: Radio host wakes Augusta

...newspapers and printouts. For radio station WGAC-AM's 21,700 listeners, his voice...Drew is one of a trio of co-hosts for WGAC's morning show, which airs from 6 to...on 93.9 FM. The morning show has made WGAC the top-ranked station in this market...