Larry Tinsley Honored By Atlanta City Council

Radio legend celebrated for 50 years of radio broadcasting

May 21, 2018

(Photo Credit: Maria Boynton/Entercom Atlanta)

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Atlanta radio legend Larry Tinsely is a man with many wonderful and interesting stories. For instance, how he was discovered in 1968 by radio legend Doug Steele, in an elevator.

And there's the one about how "Godfather of Soul" himself, James Brown, had to wait two years before he could hire Tinsley at his radio station WJBE in Knoxville, TN.

Tinsley was in college on a basketball scholarship at the time, and knew that his mother wanted him to stay in school.

Tinsley now has another story to add to his repertoire.

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