Format: ’90s & 2000’s Country P.O. Thanks for the info. “And we’ll continue to do it as long as he’s able. We wish you well. We are partnering with My Country 99.3 WCON this week. Please enter your username or email address to reset your password. When he began his career as a broadcaster, Harry Truman was president and Queen Elizabeth was still a princess. “I rise up at 3:30 in the morning and do my chores around home and I’m at the station by 5:30,” he says. Speaking to people and inspiring joy is what Burrell has been doing for the past seven decades. I’ve worked for a half-dozen radio stations over the years, so I wasn’t shocked to hear that he wasn’t at WDUN anymore. That’s where he launched his gospel music show, featuring a daily devotion and prayer. Call letters: WCON-FM & WCON HD-1 Branding: My Country 99.3 Tagline: ‘The Music That Made Country Great’ Format: ’90s & 2000’s Country Website: mycountry993.com. After much consideration and what he called “confirmation after confirmation,” Joel will soon be working with WCON-FM in Cornelia. | #. On his drive into work, Burrell spiritually prepares for the day. Working at a commercial radio station, Burrell reaches listeners who would normally be turned off by religious programming. WCON-FM operates in stereo with 50,000 Watts on 99.3 megacycles. Garth Brooks, Tim McGraw, Carrie Underwood, Alan Jackson, George Strait, Faith Hill, Toby Keith, Shania Twain, Kenny Chesney. April 25, 2019 at 5:12 AM WCON Radio | 540 North Main Street, Cornelia, GA, 30531 | My Country 99.3 WCON is an HD 100,000 watt Radio Station covering from Greenville SC to Atlanta GA ~107.7 The Breeze plays all your relaxing favorites from the 60’s 70’s and 80’s. (photo by Sherri Purcell) ... gospel music and the Gospel with listeners before sliding into his country music morning show co-hosting duties with Joel Williams. Habersham Broadcasting has relaunched 99.3 WCON-FM Cornelia GA from a mix of Country, Southern Gospel and Bluegrass to Classic Country “My Country 99.3“. Since retiring from full-time ministry, Billy Burrell has served twelve times as an interim pastor in area churches. WHAT IS ‘MY COUNTRY’? Copyright ©2020 RadioInsight / RadioBB Networks. Georgia News Network (Statewide) Scott Kimbler. WCON (Cornelia) Joel Williams . By continuing to use this website you are giving consent to cookies being used. JOEL & BILLY Weekday mornings, 6-10am Information Traffic Great Music Entertainment IN THE MORNING Inspiration CLASSIC COUNTRY CAFE Saturdays at 7am Serving up three hours of nothing but the legends! His departure is so unlike my experiences in radio. My Country 99.3 is one of the region’s largest FM signals reaching north Georgia (including the affluent northern Atlanta suburbs), western North Carolina, and upstate South Carolina with a reach in excess of 5 million. And while it’s difficult for many to imagine waking up before dawn every morning for more than a half-century, that’s what Burrell has done and continues to do. WCON Radio. I miss the morning show. Reflecting on the celebration, Burrell tells Now Habersham, “It was very impressive and very inspiring to me to know that many people cared that much. Tune in to join us! Joel Williams is a 2020 athlete from Baton Rouge (La.) While in Starkville pastoring Calvary Baptist Church, he built a cabinet with turntables and a reel-to-reel and used it to record his program. Then, he left the building. The first hour of video focuses on the commission race. WJUL (Hiawassee) Steven Phillips . In an industry not known for longevity, Billy Burrell has defied the odds. He asked Burrell if his church would allow him to “fill in a couple of weeks for me until we found someone.” Now, 55 years later, Foster quips, “We’re still looking.”. October 10, 2019 at 7:47 PM For thirty minutes each morning on “Sunshine Melodies,” the Rev. WBTR, WCKS, WWGA, WKNG, and WLBB (Carrollton). They did that for five years. The pastor with a heart for people and a penchant for radio calls it “bootlegging the Gospel.”, “I felt a definite call of using radio to get the message out to people,” Burrell says. He says he’ll keep doing it “as long as God permits and provides. | #. Radio guys have an old joke: “What do you call a broadcaster with a mortgage?” The answer? Tagline: ‘The Music That Made Country Great’ My Country is also proud to be one of the largest and longest-running affiliates of Atlanta Braves baseball. From Metro Atlanta to the Carolinas, we play the Music that Made Country Great. From Cornelia to Atlanta, to New York and San Francisco – and even the Ukraine – Billy Burrell’s voice has touched ears and hearts globally. April 26, 2019 at 6:20 PM And while some might be inclined to gloat, Burrell relishes the recognition he receives as evidence he’s “advancing the cause for Christ.”. In the decades since, the music, the station, some of the people, and all of the technology have changed, but not Billy Burrell’s purpose. New host may know a lot about politics but the chipmunk voice wears on my ears. You can hear Billy on “Sunshine Melodies” from 5:30-6 a.m. weekdays on WCON 99.3 FM. The relaunch comes with the addition of Joel Williams for mornings and Chad Mann for afternoons. We have beloved, live and local on-air personalities that entertain and inform, including Joel Williams (mornings), Kathy Nicholson (middays), and Chad Mann (afternoons). WCON morning personality Joel Williams served as moderator. The Georgia Association of Broadcasters (GAB) is the trade association that represents the interests of Georgia’s over-the-air radio and television licensees who reach more than 95% of Georgia’s population every week. Now Habersham livestreamed the video. At one station where I was hired, I inquired about the previous staff. No longer care if As well as North Georgians know the name Billy Burrell, he knows North Georgia. He encourages fellow believers to do the same. 4. Carmel Baptist Church in Demorest. The announcers quickly made their way to look at the list of who didn’t make the cut. He’s even found a following on local cable television ever since Windstream began airing his morning show live years ago. Mann has previously worked in Macon, La Grange, and Atlanta and also works for the Habersham Country Sheriff’s Department. Robert J. Sutherland is a travel writer enjoying life in Gainesville, GA. Billy Burrell has built a church on Georgia’s airwaves, and through the modern marvel of satellites and the internet, he’s able to welcome people from all over the world into it. On Tuesday, April 23, 2019, Joel and I spoke on the phone. Member Since: 2008. His wife, BJ, will remain at WDUN as their primary newscaster. The Rev. 5. Over the weekend, all mentions of Joel Williams on WDUN were wiped clean. Burrell also recounts a more chilling conversation he once had with a listener. WDAK (Columbus) Scott Miller. He’s a good man. Williams joins WCON-FM from mornings at Jacobs Media News/Talk 550 WDUN Gainesville/102.9 WDUN-FM Clarkesville. WGCO (Savannah) Stacy Scott . My Country 99.3 WCON - Cornelia, GA - Listen to free internet radio, news, sports, music, and podcasts. We will be delivering cards to first responders and local nonprofits. His dad lived to be almost 95. Burrell’s interest in radio began as a boy. WRGA (Rome) Tony McIntosh . He sounds just as good now as he did when he was young.”, Although the number on his cards and birthday cake say ’90’, Burrell remains in remarkably good health by his own account. “‘ Here’s my life now speak to me and reach these people,’ that is my prayer each morning on my way into the station.” He asked for the sign-on shift back when he was still a full-time pastor, but he retired from that 23 years ago after serving 30 years at Hazel Creek Baptist Church in Mt. “Only heaven knows how many lives he has changed,” says Foster. … You may view the recording in its entirety below or on our Facebook page. Memories fade. He grew up listening to shows such as Amos & Andy and Lum & Abner. Roughly even male-female split featuring both blue-collar and professional workers with disposable income. Joel's wife BJ is the News Director & is still there, so it makes me think Joel may have taken another job possibly with a local government (this is pure speculation). No insult intended to Martha. “When I’m at home in Georgia, I listen to My Country 99.3” Kimberly Schlapman, Little Big Town, Call letters: WCON-FM & WCON HD-1 He also credits his “dear wife, who has benefited my habits of eating, and she insisted I go to bed and not stay up.”. Lance has two decades of experience tracking the audio industry and its use of digital platforms. WCON “Sunshine Melodies” host Billy Burrell and daughter, Neysa Joy. (1-844-669-6397) WLJA (Ellijay) Asa Jones . “I heard a minister not long ago say, as a Christian, you are immortal until God has let you finish the work. Airy. Independence Day & July 4th 2020 Fireworks, as of July 1st, The RV Resort at Lanier Islands’ Margaritaville, Laurel Park: The Best Free Park on Lake Lanier, Buy a Corps of Engineers Annual Park Pass, Lake Lanier Convention & Visitors Bureau Earns Awards, Shore Sweep: Taking Trash Out of Lake Lanier. Even now at 90, Burrell says he has no plans of changing it. He’s a good man. I was on the air in the morning and the phone rang. | #. the addition of Joel Williams as well as music format have won us over. Working at a commercial radio station, Burrell reaches listeners who would normally be turned off by religious programming. The mix of old and new music was a rare treat in today's world, and WCON was always on my car radio and playing in my shop. The relaunch comes with the addition of Joel Williams for mornings and Chad Mann for afternoons. “An optimist.” I was thrilled to hear that Joel departed without the rancor that often splits up such great teams as Bill & Joel. It was just recently that he noticed his legs growing weaker. Joel Williams has worked there since 2002, after a previous stint for a couple of years. I felt a bit of sadness to hear that Joel Williams has taken “another opportunity” as they say.
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