WMC celebrates longest-serving employee as he retires after 50 years of service

WMC celebrates longest-serving employee as he retires after 50 years of service

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - Monday was a major milestone for a member of the WMC Action News 5 family.

For 50 years, Leon Franklin has worked behind the scenes at WMC. Today, we celebrated Leon’s service as he begins his retirement.

You may not have heard his name before today, but Leon Franklin had a big part in keeping WMC on the air for the last 50...

Posted by WMC Action News 5 on Monday, September 9, 2019

“I, Jim Strickland, Mayor of the City of Memphis, do hearby proclaim Monday, Sept. 9, 2019 as Leon Franklin Day in the great city of Memphis.”

Leon has worked at WMC longer than anyone else, and in many cases longer than some of our employees have been alive.

Today is a big day at WMC. Our longest serving employee, Leon Franklin, is celebrating 50 years at the station and the start of his retirement. Mayor Jim Strickland has declared today Leon Franklin Day in the city of Memphis. Congrats Leon!

Posted by WMC Action News 5 on Monday, September 9, 2019

Since his first day on the job, Sept. 9, 1969, Leon has served faithfully and professionally in just about every job we do here at the station. It’s safe to say he’s earned his retirement.

Our congratulations to Leon and hats off to our friend on your next adventure. We’ll miss you!

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