Mims Boswell Jr. Inducted into Hall of Fame


The Mississippi Association of Broadcasters held its annual meeting Wednesday in Natchez.  Mims Boswell Jr., founder of Boswell Media, was inducted into the MAB Hall of Fame.  Boswell started his radio career at WCBI am in Columbus, MS.  In 1947, he moved back to Kosciusko to work for Cy Bahakel who had just put Kosciusko’s first radio station on the air, WKOZ.  Boswell bought the station from Bahakel in 1962.

Broadcasting has been passed down through generations in the Boswell family.  Mims Boswell Sr. was one of the first sales managers while Mims Jr. ran the day-to-day operations.  Johnny Boswell began his radio career in his teens and still owns and operates Boswell Media.  Now in the fourth generation, Melissa Boswell Townsend, is the current General Manager of the company. She also received the honor of being transitioned to the executive board as the Secretary/Treasurer of the association.

Johnny Boswell accepted the award on his father’s behalf giving a brief summary of the legacy he left behind.


Paul Harvey and Mims Jr.

Mims Boswell Sr.                                                Mims Jr. and Johnny Boswell

Melissa Boswell Townsend

  1. Randy
    September 28, 2023 at 6:23 AM

    Congratulations to the Boswell family for this award. I remember Mims, Jr very well. A firm but fair business man and employer. I also remember Mims, Sr. A good and kind man. Anytime he was at the station and we were on the job he would ask us if there was anything we needed or anything he could get for us. Back at that time we were responsible for both AM and FM. AM was live and we monitored FM, inserting ads and news and weather.

  2. Jim Gilbert
    Jim Gilbert
    September 28, 2023 at 7:51 AM

    Congratulation to WKOZ and Boswell media for a job well done! Both Mims Senior and Junior are smiling because of your accomplishments. We are too…

  3. Mary Faye Sinclair
    Mary Faye Sinclair
    September 28, 2023 at 1:53 PM

    its about time and quite a history. carry on the good work

  4. Gina McKinney
    Gina McKinney
    September 28, 2023 at 5:59 PM


  5. Margaret Burchfield
    Margaret Burchfield
    September 29, 2023 at 7:19 AM

    Congratulation !

  6. Tommy McDaniel
    Tommy McDaniel
    September 29, 2023 at 9:20 AM

    Congratulations to Johnny and his family!

  7. Larry Ford
    Larry Ford
    September 29, 2023 at 2:33 PM

    We’ll deserved Johnny & Melissa. Keep the family business going. I miss doing the “stupid” spots with y’all!!! Larry Ford


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