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Legend Biography

O'Neill Williams


Outdoors Television & Radio Host

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I graduated from Emory University with a BA degree in Economics. I am a member of Sigma Chi
Fraternity. In 2013, I was awarded Significant Sig Status, one of only 1500 since the start of the
fraternity in 1935. At Emory, I wrestled, a diver on the swim team, a sprinter in track and the soccer
goalie. Immediately after college, I worked in sales management in the food industry until finding that
Television and Radio was more my style. Telling stories about hunting and fishing is more interesting
than those about hot dogs.
In the Spring of 1987, at 43 years old, I finished 3rd in the Atlanta Body Building Championship.
Gail and I have two daughters that live nearby. Amy, our oldest, is married, helps me run the company
and has two children; Travis is 22 and has his own outdoor show, Lorrie is 20 and is to be an operating
room nurse. Our youngest daughter, Allison, is married and deeply involved in our television, radio,
newsletter and website operations.
Gail and I spend part of our time at the “Lean-to Lodge”, a small cabin in the North Georgia Mountains
often broadcasting “O’Neill Outside” radio from there.
Gail and I work every day. You think all this is easy? Every week on average, 52 weeks a year, over 1.4
million outdoorsmen and women will watch the television show, listen to the radio show, view our
newsletters or visit
In 2015, our television show will witness its 34th season. It began in 1982 as “The Metro-Channel Sports
Fishing Report”, a Thursday night 15-minute interview program on local Atlanta cable. The program now
airs on NBC Sports, Destination America, FOX SportSouth, and Sun Sports networks 52 weeks a year,
reaches 171,000,000 subscriber households and has a weekly audience of more than 350,000 deeply
disturbed outdoorsmen and women.
“O’Neill Outside” radio airs on from 4 a.m. to 6 a.m. Saturday mornings on Atlanta’s WSB Radio and can
be heard over 38 Southern and East Coast States. Gail is the call screener and producer of the show. I
just talk. The weekly audience for our 20-plus year old radio program is over 400,000.

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