Career Achievement Inductee
Nelle Reagan’s radio career began by accident in 1960 when Jim Mcree from WPLK in Rockmart, visited her family’s business on a sales call. Jim suggested Nelle had a good radio voice and wanted her to come by WPLK and do some women’s news. She fell in love with radio and knew that was what she was meant to do. She won the Associated Press Award for Outstanding Broadcasting for Local News her first year. She later moved to a disc jockey format mornings and afternoons. Nelle moved her family to Rome in 1967, to work at WROM AM/ FM. There she helped change the easy listening format to rock and roll. She later went to WLAQ AM as an air personality & assistant program director for 15 years. In 1998 Nelle started “Talk Of The Town,” on WRGA AM, which has since become a staple for community news and information in Rome. She also serves as the public affairs director for 7 properties owned by Rome Radio Partners LLC . She has been with WRGA 15 years. Nelle serves on many community boards and loves that radio has allowed her to tell the world about good and important things.
L-R: Nelle on WPLK Rockmart 1960; Nelle on WPLK Rockmart; Nelle wins AP Award;
Nelle on WLAQ Rome in the 80's; Nelle waiting to interview Charleston Heston for WLAQ.
L-R: Nelle on WROM interviewing Georgia First Lady Ruth Vandiver; Nelle doing a remote on WROM;
Nelle emceeing a fashion show at Essermans in Rome; Nelle with Soupy Sales; Nelle on the air at WROM in Rome.
L-R: Rome radio legends Ben Lucas, Nelle Reagan, and Jerry Brown; Nelle and staff at WRGA's 75th anniversary;
Nelle was Grand Marshall of the 2012 Rome Christmas Parade.
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