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This Day in Georgia History

November 07, 1997

Al Ciraldo Died

Long-time Georgia Tech football announcer Al Ciraldo died at age 76. After graduating from the University of Florida, he came to Atlanta in 1949. Ciraldo’s first job was broadcasting University of Georgia basketball games. In 1954, he joined the WGST radio and broadcast his first Georgia Tech football game, subsequently also announcing Tech basketball games. Ciraldo was the voice of the Yellow Jackets through the 1992-93 school year. He continued to host pre-game, halftime, and post-game shows.