The organizers of the third annual Achievement in Radio (AIR) awards have recruited comedian Jeff Foxworthy to headline this year's luncheon. The event, a friendly competition among Atlanta radio stations, will benefit the March of Dimes.
The AIR awards recognize nominees in 22 categories, including news, public service, promotions, talent, advertising and sports coverage.
Recruiting Foxworthy probably was not too difficult. The television sitcom star, standup comedian and author (You Might Be a Redneck if . . . and No Shirt, No Shoes, No Problem!) is also a native Atlantan who has done his share of morning radio gigs up and down the dial.
The AIR awards ceremony takes place Nov. 9. For details, call (404) 350-9800.