About Our Host

Ben SandiferYour host of The Greatest Memories is Ben Sandifer. A veteran of more than 30 years in the radio industry in Macon, Augusta, Thomasville, Georgia, and Tallahassee, Florida, Ben is also a music historian and owner of GMS Advertising & Productions, based in Macon, Georgia.  Documentaries, programs, commercials and public service announcements produced by Ben and GMS Productions have earned six Gabby awards from the Georgia Association of Broadcasters.  Ben was twice named “audio producer of the year” by the Central Georgia Advertising Federation. GMS produced audio content for the Georgia Music Hall of Fame, from 1992-2011, and audio tracks on Georgia’s rich musical heritage still play in each of the state’s Visitor Information Centers.  Ben also hosts a weekly podcast, Solid Gold Sock Hop, which focuses on the golden years of top 40 radio.

Ben is a graduate of Mercer University, a Certified Radio Marketing Consultant and a member of the board of directors for the Georgia Radio Hall of Fame.  He is married to Rebecca Schmidt Sandifer, father of Trip, Cady and Alex, and grandfather of Finnian and Payce.