Agnes Simpson Broadcaster of the Year 1987 (1924 )
Agnes Simpson has enjoyed a broadcasting career that stands as a model of leadership and integrity for broadcaster everywhere.
She was the first women Alabama Broadcaster of the Year in 1987. She attended the University of Alabama; was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority and served in the Navy during World War II.
Agnes Simpson has been a true pioneer of advertising in Southeast Alabama ever since she, along with her late husband, R.A. Dowling, put a 5,000 watt (WOOF-AM 560) station on the air in 1947. Independently she had the foresight in 1963, to filed for the first FM stereo FM's in the State of Alabama. In 1964, WOOF-FM99.7, became one of the first FM Stereo radio stations in the state. Through the years, Agnes has sold commercials, broadcast on-air and in 2008 still serves as President of WOOF Inc. where she works each day and plays a vital part in WOOF's continuing success. Some of the honors that have been be­stowed on Agnes include: The Advertising Feder­ation's highest award, The Silver Medalist/Citizen of the Year: Dothan's Woman of the Year in 1961: and the Humanitarian of the Year from the Arthritis Foundation in 1996. Not only has Agnes Simpson played a significant part in the broadcasting industry, she has also been involved with numerous organizations working to make her community a better place to live. Some of the organizations she has been a part of,include: Chamber of Commerce, Kiwanis Club, Salvation Army, Dothan-Houston County Sub­stance Abuse Board, Friends of the Opera House, Eclectas Club, and the Dothan Advertising Fed­eration (now AAF Dothan), to name a few. -Alabama Broadcasters Association