Legendary radio broadcaster Tommy Jett (Thomas Wayne Reynolds) died Wednesday in his sleep at his residence in Flintstone, Ga. He was 77.
The native of Smithville, Tn., first was heard on Chattanooga radio in 1961 when he joined WFLI.
He was known for his gaudy rings and his "Hey Now" greeting.
He switched to country on WDOD in the 1980s and later was on "The Legend" classic country station.
Tommy Jett each year was the host of a reunion of radio and TV personalities with a charity benefiting from each one.
Arrangements will be announced by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home & Crematory, at the end of historic Missionary Ridge, Rossville.
See a video by Ben Cagle on the colorful career of Tommy Jett on Entertainment.