Meridian Star

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June 26, 2008

Remember When salutes Meridian's Miss America, Susan Akin Lynch

The Sovereign State of Mississippi has given to the world four Miss America titles in the past few years, including Meridian's own, gorgeous, beautiful and talented, Susan Akin Lynch, who celebrated the title in 1986, 22 years ago. Susan, the daughter of Earl Akin and Dorothy Akin Little, walked across many stages, sang many songs, flashed her gorgeous smile to countless cameras in many states after she stepped into that national spotlight as "Miss America" of 1986. Now, Susan Akin Lynch is a housewife and mother, and doing a lot of volunteer work in the Jackson area where she lives with her family.

"Remember When" producer-host Carl Fitzgerald said, "I think it's time that we remember this wonderful and talented lady who put Meridian on the map when she was crowned the winner on that show in 1985." He said, "We will present 'The Susan Akin (Lynch) story' and salute this great friend on our radio classic special this Saturday from Noon until 3 p.m. on AM-1010 WMOX." Station manager Bill Smith urged listeners to tune in Saturday and to call in at special times, where a few listeners will be allowed to speak "on the air" with Susan. The former "Miss America" winner will appear live on the first half of the show, Fitzgerald said. The call-in numbers are (601)693-1891 and (601)693-1010. In Susan's story, "We shall endeavor to give all the facts, of the hard work and personal dedication it takes (took) for Susan or anyone to capture the number one spot of Miss America," said Fitzgerald.

Bill Smith said WMOX listeners will remember that Susan Akin Lynch was a co-host on our morning show with my dad almost 20 years ago and they made a great team for listeners.

The last portion of the radio show this week will feature a "Salute to the Veterans and Military Service men and women," and there will be a number of celebrated guests to appear on the program.

"Remember When" has been on the air for more than 25 years and is a copyrighted feature of Carl Fitzgerald, who created the special on WMOX in January of 1983.

Also appearing as regulars on the show are Noel Adcock, musical host and Thelma McDonald Fitzgerald. Jim Myrick is the assistant board engineer.

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