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The late great Sidney Wood, aka "Kenny Diamond" will be immortalized as an inductee in the Georgia Radio Hall of Fame. The virtual awards presentation will take place Sept 14, 2020. See previous notice about is passing belowShortly before his death, Sidney Wood had been caregiving for his mother who died Dec 18th, 2019 and he was trying to purchase a station in Americus, GA. The station deal fell through.
Saturday while taking a long drive up the coast, I was talking to a longtime radio friend in Atlanta and out of the blue and completely off the subject, I asked her if she knew Sidney Wood or the name we knew him better by Kenny Diamond. She said the name sounded familiar and she looked him up and said: "Oh yeah I remember him." We then continued the conversation about something else.Sunday morning I woke up to a message from her stating that Sidney Wood (Kenny Diamond) died this past week.
Elroy Smith has always been a larger-than-life figure in our great industry. He was one of the first people I met when I started in the industry when he invited me to the table to eat with industry notables when I was in my early 20s at a Jack the Rapper convention in Atlanta. I was dead broke and had left my job as a waiter at the (then) new Marriott Marquis in Atlanta a few months prior.
We may not like The Frequency but we love Cathy Hughes and it appears The Huffington Post does too profiling the mogul as...