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...

Metro | Augusta-Richmond County Commission
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...

Divisive radio host has got to go

...concerned for some time about radio station WGAC's talk show host Austin Rhodes, and...the Community Trust Initiative met with a WGAC official in 2005 and complained about Austin...Some committee members suggested that WGAC hire another host to present an alterative...

A radio blowhard

...That's when Austin Rhodes - the local WGAC radio talk-show host with an overblown...is, where's the editorial control at WGAC? Is there no supervision at that station...did not occur last week at WAGT-TV and WGAC-AM.

Opinion columns
Station expands coverage

Radio station WGAC is beefing up its news staff. The talk radio station, which is owned...new technology and partnerships with other area stations. As a result, WGAC (AM 580) decided to expand its local news coverage, station vice president...