After fighting foulkes_bioin World War II, George Arthur Foulkes entered Indiana State Teachers College. While in school, he worked at WTHI, Terre Haute. In 1950, he was hired as a Salesman for WITZ, Jasper, and later for WTHI. In 1954, he served as General Manager of WILO, Frankfort, and then returned to WTHI as a sales executive. In 1956 he was promoted to National Sales Manager, then General Sales Manager, and later, Vice-President in Charge of Sales.

Foulkes purchased WFMT, Terre Haute, in 1962. He changed the call letters to WAAC, and took it to the number-one station within a relatively short period. He was a member of the Board of Directors for the National Association of Broadcasters, served on the Radio Code Board, was Secretary-Treasurer of the Daytime Broadcasters Association, and a member of the CBS Radio Affiliates Board. He was Vice President of the Indiana Broadcasters Association and served as Chairman of the Membership Committee.