Established 1835

2021 to Current

Tim Radford

Tim Radford ran for his first political office and was elected as Mayor of Murphy in November 2021. Mayor Radford is quick to explain that he does not consider the position of Mayor a political position, rather, one of community service. He loves helping people and solving problems.
Radford grew up in Murphy and is proud to serve his hometown as its Mayor. He graduated from Murphy High School in 1991, then went on to pursue a Radio/TV/Motion Pictures education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. While away at college, Radford worked for Capitol Broadcasting Company as producer of the Duke Radio Network and the American Speed Association Radio Network. He also dabbled in broadcast engineering at the network.
Mayor Radford has owned WKRK in Murphy since 1995. WKRK is the station he worked for in high school. He is Past President of Rotary Club of Murphy and the current Public Image Chair of Rotary District 7670. In 2019, he was honored to be chosen as Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce's "Citizen of the Year." He now serves on the Chamber's Board of Directors as well as the North Carolina Community Foundation.   

To contact Mayor Radford, please call 828-837-2510 or use the form on this page to contact him via email.