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Long-time radio broadcaster passes away

October 1, 2021–10:34 p.m.


Anyone who has listened to the radio in Rome over the last 50-plus years was familiar with his unmistakable voice, and today, the community is mourning the loss of Randy Davis.

Davis, who owned WLAQ for more than three decades, began his radio career with WROM doing play-by-play for the Darlington Tigers.

He then moved on to WLAQ, eventually purchasing the radio station in 1987.

Davis is also known for his involvement in and love of sports and was inducted into the Rome-Floyd County Sports Hall of Fame in 1997.

He was a key figure in bringing professional baseball to Rome.

Davis was a Heart of the Community Award recipient and was a past Grand Marshal of the Rome Christmas Parade.

He is survived by his wife Sandy, his son Matt and daughter Elizabeth, who have also made their careers in radio.

Randy Davis was 74.

(Photo from the Rome-Floyd Sports Hall of Fame)