Randy Davis – a household name for radio listeners all across the Northwest Georgia area for generations – has passed away at the age of 74.
Davis worked in radio broadcasting his entire adult life – and, in 1987 he became the owner of WLAQ in Rome. In 1997, Davis and his partners bought both the WGTA and WATG radio stations in Chattooga County, Georgia. They were later sold.
Davis covered a wide variety of sports during his decades of broadcasting and he was eventually inducted into the Rome Sports Hall of Fame – Davis was also instrumental in getting the Atlanta Braves to locate a farm team, now known of course as the Rome Braves – in the town. He was also a Heart of the Community Award recipient and was a past Grand Marshal of the Rome Christmas Parade.
Sadly, Davis suffered a fall in Rome and passed away from the injuries.
He is survived by his wife Sandy along with son Matt and daughter Elizabeth – both of whom have made their careers in radio as well
A memorial service will be held Wednesday, October 6th at 2:00pm – at Rome Braves Stadium.
(WRGA/www.wrganews.com/WZQZ Chattooga County Radio)