For over thirty years, Gary Beaty has rarely been at a loss for words; he's been too busy. His fascination with broadcasting began when he was a teen-ager at a radio station in his hometown of Jamestown, Tennessee.
After pursuing a degree in English from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, Gary put in time as either a d.j., news director, music director, or program director for stations in Nashville (WMAK), Knoxville (WKGN), Murfreesboro, Tennessee (WMTS), and then in Pensacola, Florida (WBSR) and Huntsville, Alabama (WAAY).
In the mid-seventies, he returned to Nashville and WSM AM/FM, and was in position to play a key role in the development of the country-music television industry. In 1981, Gary was selected to announce/write " Nashville Alive," a weekly variety show produced by WTBS/Atlanta. When TNN launched in 1983, he was there as the announcer for " Nashville Now, " and later co-hosted " Video PM " for the network. From 1985 to 1991, he acted as co-host of the syndicated telecasts of three FARM AID concerts, announced two years of " HEE HAW," and still holds the grand-slam record of announcing The Academy of Country Music Awards, The Dove Awards, The TNN-Music City News Awards and the CMA Awards, all in a SINGLE season!
Gary has been busy with multiple commercial and industrial projects as a freelance talent and a member of The VOice Team. His most recent work includes over 700 consecutive, live telecasts on Saturday mornings for a automobile dealership in Nashville on WTVF Television and a continuing assignment with one of the big four accounting firms.
For more information on Gary you can contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org or 615-268-6892.
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