Burl Womack

1922  - 2013

Burl Womack was born on a farm near Ranger. He graduated from Danville High School. From 1943 until 1946 he served in the Army Signal Corps as a radio repairman. From 1946 until 1948 he was a transmitter engineer and control room operator at WSB in Atlanta. He became an announcer at WCON in Atlanta in 1948. During this time he attended Georgia Tech. After a brief stint at a station in Anderson South Carolina, Burl went to Athens to attend the University of Georgia and worked at WGAU while attending school. He continued to work at WGAU after he graduated with a degree in journalism in 1954. Savannah came calling in 1956 and Womack went to work at WSAV TV as morning host of “Breakfast with Burl”. The show became immensely popular and in 1971, he was lured to WZAT FM where he remained until 1989. After working for WJCL radio for a brief time, Burl moved to WEAS where he remained until his retirement in 1998. He was honored by the GAB in 1998 as its Broadcaster of the Year. Burl was music director at several Savannah churches and loves to sing.


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