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I don't think I would sleep very good tonight if I didn't acknowledge the passing of one of the WESC family. Wally Mullinax suddenly passed away last night.
Many who read this will not know the name. Wally was a true pioneer in Upstate radio. His credits include cutting edge shows like "The Ebony Swing Club" and later known as "The Chicken Shack King." All of this was on the AM radio dial at 660. Yes, the legendary "660 In Dixie." Beyond his days as an on air personality, he became quite a successful businessman as well as serving as WESC's Sales Manager for a number of years.
When I applied for a job at WESC in 1979, I was straight out of college and was given Wally's name as someone to contact in radio. I set up an interview with Wally and after discussing college, background, and all the things you would expect in a job interview...Wally leaned forward in is chair and asked me, "What kind of job are you looking for?" I explained that I wanted to be an announcer. Wally laughed and said, "Well, you're talking to the wrong guy then." You see, Wally thought I was applying for a job selling radio advertising....and I thought I was interviewing for a job working on the radio. It's still a favorite memory of mine.
Since Wally's retirement, he has written a book with a detailed description of the first 50 years of WESC. I am proud to say I was part of that.
If you were fortunate enough to hear Wally on the air years ago, bought some advertising with him, benefited from his work outside the radio business, or just knew him as a friend, I think you will agree that he was one of the finest people you will ever meet.