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Anderson, South Carolina: James "Radio" Kennedy Statue

A life-size bronze rendering of James Robert "Radio" Kennedy, mute and beloved human mascot of T.L. Hanna High School. A 2003 movie was based on his life. The statue was unveiled in 2006; he passed away in 2019.

T.L. Hanna High School

2600 N Highway 81, Anderson, SC
NE of Anderson. Take I-85 exit 27, travel south on E. Greenville St. (SR 81) for 5 miles. T.L. Hanna High School at Hwy 81 and Vandiver Rd., on left. The statue stands in front of the football field ticket window.
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James "Radio" Kennedy Statue

Don't bother trying to go to the statue unless there is a football game in progress. You won't be able to get in the fence to go down to see the statue.

[Lisa, 05/23/2021]

Human radio.

James "Radio" Kennedy Statue

The James "Radio" Kennedy statue has moved to the ticket entrance of the football field.

[Mark B, 02/26/2017]
James "Radio" Kennedy Statue

No need to visit the statue when you can see the real man in church on Sundays at Generosetee Baptist Church in Starr, SC. Radio is there every Sunday, greeting guests or singing in the church choir -- he is a very nice man!

[Jennifer Gilmore, 04/20/2013]

Statue of Human Radio.

Bronze Statue of Guy Named Radio

As of March 8, 2009 the statue of James Robert "Radio" Kennedy was located at T.L. Hanna High School. Statue is behind a fence and may not be accessible if gate is locked.

[Salty, 05/04/2010]
Movie Inspired Bronze Statue of Human Named Radio

Since 1963, James Robert "Radio" Kennedy has been omnipresent at T.L. Hanna High School in Anderson, South Carolina....

[05/12/2006] Complete News Story

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