The Bulloch County Historical Society will present Mike McDougald as the keynote speaker at tonight’s 40th annual meeting at 6 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall at the Statesboro Primitive Baptist Church.
McDougald is a Bulloch County native, born in Statesboro in 1931. He has served as chairman of Georgia Public Broadcasting for the past 8 years. GPB operates nine television stations, including WVAN-TV in Pembroke, and 17 radio stations in Georgia. He began his career in broadcasting in 1946 when, as a sophomore in high school he went to work for Alfred Dorman who put Bulloch County’s first radio station, WWNS, on the air. Later he went to WSB radio and tv. He built the first radio station in 1957 in Canton. Over the years he owned stations in Columbus; Gadsden, Ala.; Rome, Ga.; Danville, Va.; and is building an FM translator station in Rome.
Tonight’s Historical Society’s meeting will include a sneak preview of Scott Foxx’s interpretation of their entry in the “Eagle Nation on Parade” series. Foxx, a Statesboro artist, will present folk-art portrayals of several Bulloch Countians.
Directors and officers for 2013-14 will be elected and updates on projects and activities will be presented.