2011 Legacy Inductee
1933 - 2006
Richard Henry "Dick" Meeder was born in Orange, NJ, on June 10, 1930. He graduated from Carroll College in Wisconsin and served as an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict. His radio career began in Norfolk, Va. at WAVY Radio. He then became assistant general manager for the "Tidewater Tides" AAA baseball team before moving to Atlanta in 1969 where he worked in television before becoming General Manager of WKLS AM/FM, 96 Rock in 1974. He held that position until 1985, and then helped found TrafficScan, a traffic reporting service where decisions were made in a community think tank and employees could bring their children to work when necessary. Meeder made TrafficScan so successful that Metro Networks, bought it and kept him on as general manager until he retired in 2000. Dick also served on the board of directors for the Georgia Music Hall of Fame, the Georgia Music Awards, ABC Rock Radio, Atlanta Interfaith Broadcasters, ABAC, NARAS (Atlanta chapter), the Senate Music Committee, as well as being member of the Georgia Association of Broadcasters (GAB)... A music lover and exceptionally talented saxophonist, Dick played with many groups, including the Roswell New Horizons Band.
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