Mary Ann Williams Leaving Afternoon Talk Radio Show

Thursday, June 05, 2008
Mary Ann Williams and Robert T. Nash
Mary Ann Williams and Robert T. Nash

Live & Local co-host Mary Ann Williams is leaving Talk Radio effective Friday, June 13.

WGOW Program Director Bill Lockhart said Ms. Williams and Robert T. Nash "created the popular afternoon show in July 2006 and afternoon listenership has never been higher."

He said, “We respect and appreciate what Mary Ann has helped us accomplished over the last two years. It has provided us a solid platform. We’ll build on it.”

Ms. Williams said her decision is something she has contemplated for several weeks.

“My reason for leaving is simple,” Ms. Williams said on the air Thursday afternoon. “I want to try some new professional experiences. I haven't decided on anything specific just yet; I'm really in the formulative stages and I'm talking to lots of people. I want to devote more of my time to doing just that."

Robert T. Nash will host Live and Local solo starting Monday, June 16.

Besides Live & Local in the 1:00-4:00 afternoon slot, the Talk Radio 102.3 daily local lineup includes The Morning Press with Jeff Styles, Jim Reynolds and Kevin West, The Village Idiots with Jim Reynolds and Wally Witkowski, FRED The Show with Jeff Styles, and SportTalk with Quake, Doctor B. and Cowboy Joe.


Program At Sherman Reservation On Missionary Ridge - Saturday, Sept. 6

Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to attend a one-hour special program at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 6 that will discuss General William T. Sherman’s capture of Atlanta.  Visitors should meet at Sherman Reservation, located near the intersection of North Crest Road and Lightfoot Mill Road on Missionary Ridge. “So Atlanta is ours and fairly ... (click for more)

TDOT Halts Lane Closures On Tennessee Highways For Labor Day Weekend

The Tennessee Department of Transportation will halt all lane closure activity on interstates and state highways for the busy Labor Day holiday travel period.  Construction crews will stop all lane closure activity beginning at noon on Friday through 6 a.m. on Tuesday.  This will provide maximum roadway capacity for motorists traveling during the busy Labor Day holiday. ... (click for more)

School Board Unanimously Makes Cuts To Teacher Insurance; Spouses Can Only Stay On If They Have No Other Insurance

The Hamilton County School Board on Thursday night voted to Increase the premium for spouses by $100 - a move officials said would save the schools from $2,040,000 to $3,040,000. Spouses will not continue to be covered if they have insurance available to them on their jobs. School officials said the 1,700 spouses on county school insurance last year had $10 million in claims. ... (click for more)

City Audit Hits Travel Abuses By Top Chattanooga Library Personnel; Report Forwarded To State On Possible Fraud

A report by Internal City Auditor Stan Sewell found travel abuses by top personnel of the Chattanooga Library. The auditor said he found possible instances of fraud and forwarded information to state officials in regard to "reported potential fraudulent activity" by Margaret Backus, Systems Administrator and Nathaniel Hill, Assistant Library Director. The report says, ... (click for more)

Thanks For Making The Southern Brewers Festival A Success

Now that the dust has settled I'd like to thank Chattanooga for supporting the Southern Brewers Festival and making it yet another very successful event.    For those who do not know - the SBF benefits the Chattanooga chapter of Kids on the Block and the Chattanooga Community Kitchen.  As a partner helping the SBF with volunteers, sponsorships and the overall production ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Al Sharpton’s Wise Remarks

I’ll admit I paid little more than scant attention to the Monday funeral of Michael Brown, the 18-year-old who was shot and killed by police bullets in Ferguson, Mo., after he allegedly was involved in strong-armed robbery. There are too many tawdry details and, in my way of thinking, there is nothing under God’s sun, absolutely nothing, that gives others the right to riot, burn ... (click for more)