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Release Date: 02.27.2009 | Location: All Metro Atlanta | Organization: JW Broadcasting

Atlanta's Loridans Arts Award Winner has His Own Radio Show

Larry Larson, host of the Morning Show on AM 1690 "The Voice of the Arts", was the recipient of the heralded Loridans Arts Award last week for being a major figure in Atlanta theaters as an actor and playwright. The Charles Loridans Foundation awarded Larson with the Loridans Arts Medal and grant. The award is given to four artists honored for their exceptional long-term contributions to the arts life of Atlanta. Larson has acted in over 70 professional productions and on most of Atlanta's professional stages during his 35-year career. Larson's acting, writing and directing credits extend back to the 1970's.

Robert Edge, Chairman of the Foundation, noted that the rich arts life of Atlanta is attributable in large part to individual artists whose work is mainly done out of the spotlight. "Our performing and visual arts organizations – large and small – would not exist without individuals who share their talents and passions with our city every day. Life in Atlanta would be terribly gray without the artists who constantly nourish the spirit of our community."

For the last four years, Larson has been entertaining listeners of the Morning Show on AM 1690 "The Voice of the Arts". Whether compelling listeners to join in on his "cubical dance" or speaking as his hilarious fictional characters Stefan Flambeau and The Coach, Larson's variety-like show amuses and entertains. The Morning Show, Weekdays 7am-11am, has a broad appeal. Larson combines a huge variety of music with spoken word, original comedy sketches, classic comedy pieces, theater excerpts, and poetry. Larson's 35-years of experience as an Atlantan cultural artist has given him the tools necessary for an outstanding radio show.

"My experience in Atlanta theatre over the years has been invaluable in putting together The Morning Show on AM 1690 over the past four years," Larson said. "Getting to 'play myself' along with the various characters in our original comedy sketches, and also having the opportunity daily to introduce the radio audience to some of my favorite artists, both musically and through spoken word (comedy, theatre pieces, poetry, film clips) has turned out to be a natural and enjoyable way be involved in Atlanta broadcasting. I am honored that my contribution to Atlanta theatre these past 35 years-- acting and playwriting --have been found worthy of receiving the 2009 Charles Loridans Award, and am equally honored to be part of this unique radio station, AM 1690 'The Voice of the Arts'."

Catch Larry Larson's Morning Show weekdays 7am –11am only on AM 1690"The Voice of the Arts" or listen LIVE online at

Contact Info

Contact Name: Liza Goldstein

Company: JW Broadcasting

Phone: 404-681-9307