Georgia Radio Hall of Fame relocating to metro Atlanta

An organization that includes some familiar names in Atlanta radio soon will be relocating to the metro area.

Citing a need for more display space, the Georgia Radio Museum and Hall of Fame will move to new headquarters in Forest Park, according to the Florida Times-Union. The organization currently is in the coastal city of St. Marys.

The hall advertised for a new site, and Forest Park officials were the most receptive, CEO John Long said.

“We were looking for a city with a forward focus willing to meet our needs,” he told the Times-Union.

The group expects to be set up in Forest Park’s Community Center on Main Street by Memorial Day. The City Council approved the plans this month.

This will allow the organization to expand its display of more than 200 antique radios, radio equipment, Georgia radio memorabilia and the Georgia Radio Wall of Fame, the group said in a Facebook post.

In November, Forest Park Councilwoman Sandra Bagley said the hall's presence could be a draw for tourists, the Atlanta Business Chronicle reported.

Founded in 2007, the hall includes such local radio personalities as Herb Emory, Kirk Mellish, Clark Howard, Larry Munson and Ryan Cameron.