MEMPHIS, Tennessee — Gone, but not forgotten. George Lapides, a prominent fixture in the Memphis sports scene who hosted a popular radio show for 45 years before his death in 2016, will be honored by the Tennessee Radio Hall of Fame.
Lapides and three other honorees will be inducted posthumously in the Legacy Class of 2021 for the Tennessee Radio Hall of Fame during the organization’s 10th Annual Induction Ceremony in Murfreesboro July 31. The Hall documents, preserves, and honors the people and stations who shape the ‘art and science’ of radio broadcasting throughout the state of Tennessee.
Lapides’ career included stints as a reporter, sports editor, columnist, Athletics Director at Rhodes College, President of the Memphis Chicks baseball team, and Sports Editor for WREG-TV. He hosted a sports talk radio show, Sportstime with George Lapides, for 45 years.
He died in 2016 at the age of 76 from idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.