29 March 2009

Al Lowe, Head of WNEX

When searching for information about Mr. Alfred Leonard Lowe, I came across his obituary. It is located on Riverside Cemetery's website (the cemetery is where Mr. Lowe was buried). The obituary headline: "Al Lowe, 57, Dies; Was Head of WNEX."

The obituary states that Alfred Leonard Lowe was president and general manager of the Macon (Georgia) Broadcasting Company. The radio station WNEX was started in 1945 by Mr. Lowe, his brother Ed Lowe, Peyton Anderson, and Ellsworth Hall.

There is even an article on Wikipedia about WNEX. The story goes that when WNEX was about to go live, and the FCC asked Mr. Lowe if he had thought of any call letters, Al looked down at a partially covered box of Kleenex and came up with WNEX.

Alfred Leonard Lowe was the son of Henry Edward Lowe and Mary Elizabeth Mumford. He was born 26 June 1917 and died 19 March 1975 in Atlanta, DeKalb County, Georgia. Mr. Lowe was buried in Riverside Cemetery; Macon, Bibb County, Georgia.

Alfred Lowe married Judy Tucker, and they had three children. Judy Tucker Lowe wed Mr. George after the death of Alfred. She died in 1994 and was buried next to her first husband.

Sources Include:
- Social Security Death Index
- US Federal Census: 1920, District 5, Macon, Bibb County, Georgia
- Riverside Cemetery, digital images (http://www.riversidecemetery.com)
- "Georgia Deaths, 1919-98," database, The Generations Network, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com)

No comments:

Blog Widget by LinkWithin