New Book Chronicles History Of Chattanooga Broadcasting



Listen to an interview with David Carroll, author of the new book Chattanooga Radio and Television.


From the press release:

To those born and raised in Chattanooga, certain names bring a smile to their faces: Miss Marcia, Bob Brandy, Mort Lloyd, Dr. Shock and, of course, “Luther.”  These are among the icons of Chattanooga broadcasting.  They are the faces and voices that awakened Chattanoogans each morning, delivered the news or made them laugh. Ever since two high school pals put the city’s first radio station on the air in 1925, Chattanooga has been blessed with an abundance of memorable personalities.  Some passed through on their way to national fame, while others have made Chattanooga their home for more than half a century.

New from Arcadia Publishing is Chattanooga Radio and Television, by local author David Carroll.  The book features more than two hundred photographs contributed by local television and radio stations from their historical archives as well as rare photos from the earliest days of Chattanooga broadcasting.

The author considers his book “a long overdue tribute to the men and women who have entertained and informed the people of southeast Tennessee, northwest Georgia, northeast Alabama and western North Carolina since 1925.”

Highlights of Chattanooga Radio and Television:

-Features personalities, news anchors, weather forecasters, sportscasters, talk show hosts, deejays, children’s show hosts and entertainers who have been the faces and voices of the Chattanooga area for generations

-An entire chapter devoted to Luther Masingill, the longest running announcer in the history of broadcasting

Personally autographed copies are available directly from the author for $21.99 plus $4 S/H at TV Radio Book, PO Box 4042, Chattanooga, TN 37405, or by logging on to


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