Tuesday, August 13, 2013

R.I.P.: Savannah Broadcaster Burl Womack

Burl Womack
Burl Quentin Womack of Savannah, GA, passed away at his home, August 10, 2013 under the care of Hospice Savannah.

He was 90.

He graduated from Danville Arkansas High School in 1942; he was a WWII Veteran and received his honorable discharge from the US Army in 1946; in 1954 received a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Georgia. Burl's radio broadcasting career spanned fifty years, starting in 1948 in Atlanta with WSB and WCON. Then to WANS in Anderson, SC before spending six years in Athens, GA, at WUGA. In 1956 he was hired by WSAV in Savannah, the genesis of Breakfast with Burl.

In 1971 Burl went with WZAT-FM. His voice, a daily visitor in many homes in this community, was also heard on WJCL and WEAS over the years. Burl also did some television work on WSAV and WJCL. He always treasured his listeners and advertisers. His honesty in advertising was known throughout the area. In 1998 he was the recipient of The Gabby as a Georgia Area Broadcaster of the Year.

He was inducted into the Georgia Radio Hall of Fame in 2011.

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