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Collection Dates: 1987 – 1997
Scope and Content Note: The collection consists of footage related to Del Ward from 1987-1997. Included are recordings from WMAZ, Del at Macon College and Wesleyan College, and various promotional spots.
Biographical Note: Del Ward is a Georgia radio and television personality. She was born and grew up in Macon, Georgia. After graduating from Brenau College in Gainesville, Georgia, she worked briefly for WNEX Radio in Macon. She went on to work at WHOT Radio in South Bend, IN, and was the first female disc jockey there. After WHOT she went to WGN in Chicago where she became the nation's first all night female disc jockey. Following WGN she worked as a television and radio actress in New York and then as a disc jockey at KWK in St. Louis, MO. In 1954 she moved back to Macon, GA, and from 1957 until 1997 she worked at WMAZ Radio and Television producing and hosting Date with Del, a show which featured guest interviews and news about events, charities, and other organizations in the middle Georgia area.
Extent: 23 videocassettes (BetaSP) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.;7 videocassettes (VHS) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.;1 videocassette (U-matic) : sd., col ; 3/4 in.
Provenance: Deposited at the Walter J. Brown Media Archives by Del Ward.
Cite Collection As: Del Ward collection, 1987-1997. Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection, The University of Georgia Libraries.
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