Longtime WAGA GM Paul Raymon passes away - New York News

Longtime WAGA GM Paul Raymon passes away

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Longtime WAGA TV general manager Paul Raymon passed away on Friday after a brief illness. He was 85 years old.

Raymon began his broadcasting career in Tuscaloosa, Alabama as an announcer at the age of 15. He worked in a number of announcing and sportscasting jobs before moving into sales.

Raymon joined WAGA in 1959 as a member of the local sales staff, quickly rising to general manager and then station manager in 1964.

For many years, Raymon editorialized on issues of concern. He was an Emmy winner for his editorials and was inducted into the prestigious silver and gold circles.

Among his many other honors, he was the recipient of the "Broadcaster Citizen of the Year Award" and the Governor's Award bestowed by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

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