Ludlow Porch is deeply devoted to family and grew up in a large one, despite being his mother’s only child. Finishing high school and his service in the Marines, Porch moved back to Atlanta and obtained a law degree from John Marshall Law School. Determined to be in business for himself, he worked for Fireman’s Fund Insurance Co. for five years and then set up an independent insurance company with offices in Atlanta, Macon and Athens. And that was the very comfortable life he had created for himself until he “fell into radio” sometime around 1972 at WRNG in Atlanta. “Radio paid nothing in those days,” he recalls, “so as my popularity went up, so did my salary.” He closed the Macon office and sold the Athens office to the manager. Radio was the Porch future.
Today, he operates on Funseekers, a growing network of stations heard across the Southeast in eight states daily from 9 a.m. to noon. Porch calls his listeners “wackos,” just because it’s a fun crazy kind of program. And because they have wacko names, such as Sheriff Crabapple, Choo-Choo, Crazy Mike, Tennessee Ted and Ron DeVous, just to name a few. For the past 30 years or so, Porch has had various gatherings for his listeners to thank them for their loyalty. In the last few years, he has hosted his Annual Wacko Party on Labor Day at Amicalola Falls.
Ludlow passed away on February 11, 2011
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and to listen to Ludlow on WRNG in 1976.
Audio courtesy of Jason Smith
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