Interview with Martha Zoller, January 10, 2013

Collection: Richard B. Russell Library Oral History Documentary Collection

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Martha Zoller discusses her early life, including her father's life and family history. She discusses her mother's opinion of integration, her family's attitude toward African Americans, and a walkout staged by the black students of Columbia High School. Zoller recalls blockbusting efforts in DeKalb county. Zoller recalls attending the University of Georgia and experiencing the campaign of the "Unknown candidate" for student government. She discusses her work with the Dukakis campaign and the 1988 Democratic National Convention. Zoller comments on her transition to being a conservative, her opinion on abortion, and her self-described feminism. Zoller explains how she became involved with talk radio, recalls several instances of being threatened, and reflects on the Atlanta AM radio market. She discusses her work with the Georgia Gang and other media opportunities. Zoller recalls working with Dick Williams and Bill Shipp and discusses how internet and satellite radio has influenced the industry. Zoller discusses her congressional run and endorsements by Sarah Palin, Rick Santorum, Georgia Right to Life, and Citizens United. She reflects on her fundraising efforts and the role of women in politics. Zoller comments on the persistence of Karen Handel, Cathy Cox, and Linda Schrenko. She discusses the role of the Tea Party in Georgia.






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89 minutes


Martha Zoller and Callie Holmes, “Interview with Martha Zoller, January 10, 2013,” UGA Special Collections Libraries Oral Histories, accessed May 25, 2024,