Georgia Radio Hall of Fame To Place Paul Drew Archives at Georgia State University
The Georgia Radio Hall of Fame has received a donation of files from the Estate of
Paul Drew. Cataloguing and inventorying is being done and then they will be
placed in The Popular Music and Culture Collection, within the Georgia State
University Special Collections and Archives. Future researchers will have access to
files and photographs pertaining to Drew’s tenure at WGST, WAKE, WQXI,
CKLW, WIBG, KFRC, KHJ, RKO Radio, and Radio Marti as well as his own
companies. Material and photographs pertaining to Georgia radio have begun to
appear in the ATLANTA sub section under the GEORGIA STATIONS tab at
The Georgia Radio Hall of Fame would like to acknowledge Ann
Drew for facilitating this contribution to Georgia radio and radio industry history.
I have enclosed one example of the documents; a list of the salaries of staff of the
program department at KHJ believed to be from 1972-1973. The process of
organizing these files is fascinating and informative; much never known publicly.
Paul Drew passed away on May 16, 2013.
For more information you can reach the Georgia Radio Hall of Fame by clicking here.
Good News From Georgia Broadcasters: WSAV Shredding Event Establishes New Record For Destroying Documents
(Savannah, Ga.) Saturday November 14, WSAV held its “Identity Safe Recycling Day” in three locations — Savannah and Statesboro, Georgia and Bluffton, South Carolina. By the end of the day, viewers dropped off more than 1,100 car loads –containing 54,500 lbs of documents (the equivalent weight of TWO DUMPTRUCKS) and 823 computers & peripherals. That’s an all time record for the station holding its 18th such event. The paper was shredded and recycled by Cintas Document Management and the computers were electronically wiped clean and recycled and/or resold by Goodwill.
In addition, the sites served as an unofficial kick-off and collection point for WSAV’s Holiday Hope campaign. Holiday Hope is a toy drive benefitting underprivileged families through the management of The Salvation Army and Bluffton Self-Help. The public responded as by donating more than fifteen hundred dollars.
Since WSAV launched “Identity Safe Recycling Day” in 2005, nearly 266 tons of documents have been collected, shredded and recycled and more than 5,000 computers have been wiped clean and redistributed.
“People are still really concerned about identity theft – 27 tons of paper proves it!” said WSAV General Manager Deb Thompson. “Our Identity Safe Recycling Day is a convenient way to eliminate items that could be disastrous to our viewers if they fell into the wrong hands. Offering this service to our communities and the involvement of the WSAV staff and News team is another way we demonstrate our commitment to being ON YOUR SIDE.”
The steady climb in participation is proving that “Identity Safe Recycling Day” is more popular than ever with residents of Coastal Georgia and South Carolina. It’s a valuable On Your Side service WSAV offers twice each year.
GAB Blogs Offer Additional Information
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GAB’s Legislative and Advocacy blog features posts from our various lobbying and advocacy friends and partners including the Georgia Partnership for Excellence In Education/GPEE. You can check out GAB Legislative and Advocacy by clicking here.
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These are just a few of the resources available to GAB Members each and every day. Post a question back to us today on the blogs and we’ll get an expert answer to your question.
By December 2: All commercial radio and TV stations, including Low Power TV and Class A TV stations, must electronically file an FCC Form 323 ownership report. The report must reflect ownership interests as of October 1, 2013.
Annual EEO Public File Reports:
BY December 2: EEO public file reports must be placed in the station public files and posted on the websites must place an EEO public file report. TV stations should manually upload a copy of their report to the station’s online public file. The EEO public file report is not required to be in any particular format, but it must demonstrate that the station: (1) recruited for all full-time (30 or more hours per week) vacancies,
including showing recruitment sources and referrals and (2) participated in employment outreach activities of at least the minimum required. The report should cover the period from approximately December 1, 2012 to approximately November 30, 2013. Employment units that employ fewer than 5 full-time employees are not required to prepare EEO public file reports. Such stations should consider placing a notation in their public inspection files to that effect.
FCC Form 317 DTV Report:
BY December 2: All commercial digital TV licensees (including LPTVs) must file the annual FCC Form 317 ancillary/supplementary services report. Stations must remit to the FCC 5% of gross revenues derived from such ancillary services, if any. The report must be filed even if no ancillary services were provided in the prior year.
By December 2: Broadcast stations in Georgia must report to the FCC any “adverse finding” or “adverse action” taken by any court or administrative body against the licensee or holding company of the station(s) or its investors. Such adverse decisions or findings include any conduct that would be relevant to the qualifications of a person or company to be a broadcast licensee or control a broadcast license, including: (a) fraudulent misrepresentations to governmental agencies (including but not limited to the FCC), (b) criminal misconduct involving false statements or dishonesty, (c) broadcast-related antitrust violations, (d) felony convictions and (e) misdemeanor convictions involving fraud or dishonesty. The FCC only requires licensees to report actions that are considered legally “final.” An adverse action is not considered final until it is fully adjudicated by the governmental agency or court at issue without the right to further appeal. The adverse findings report should address all adverse findings from December 1, 2012 until December 2, 2013. No action is required if a station has not had any adverse findings or adverse actions taken against it during this time period.
Former GAB Board Member Chris Wegmann Named Radio One President
Radio One has promoted regional vice president Chris Wegmann to president of the company’s radio division. He’ll report to Alfred Liggins, who remains CEO. Wegmann has been at Radio One since March 2009. “Chris is a seasoned radio broadcaster with a track record of excellence in managing teams and delivering revenue and cash-flow growth during his 35 year career in broadcasting and we are fortunate to be able to have someone with his expertise fill such a critical role,” Liggins said in a statement announcing the promotion.
“The New Golden Age of Radio”
October 23, 2013
Broadcasters gathered in Detroit today to discuss the future of radio- the connected car. Attendees will learn about a great merger in radio history: the car and the radio. To keep up with the conference follow #DashAudio on twitter or visit the Dash Conference website!
Georgia Radio Hall of Fame 2013 Inductees
GAB congratulates and acknowledges the broadcasters inducted into the Georgia Radio Hall of Fame at their 7th annual ceremony Saturday night in Marietta. Congratulations also to John Long and others who have made this annual, ongoing recognition of radio into something special.
2013 Career Achievement Inductees:
Tom and Paul Collins (WQXI-Atlanta)
Steve Goss (WABE-Atlanta)
Charlie Hill (WVMG-Cochran)
Kaedy Kiley (WRVR-Atlanta)
Kelly McCoy (WSB-FM-Atlanta)
Nelle Reagan (WRGA-Rome)
Bill Rice (WLET-Toccoa)
Mike Roberts (WQMJ-Macon)
Mark Summers (WSLT-Augusta)
2013 Legacy Inductees:
Palmira Braswell (WBML-Macon)
George Crumbley (WSB-Atlanta)
Jimmy Dunaway (WSB-Atlanta)
Al Evans, Jr. (WVLD-Valdosta)
John Holliman (WSB-Atlanta)
Don Kordecki (WKRW-Cartersville)
Royal Marshall (WCNN-Atlanta)
Leonard Postero (WRFC-Athens)
Annie Lee Small (WYTH-Madison)
Legendary WERD DJ James “Alley Pat” Patrick was honored as the recipient of the 2013 Founders and Directors Award.
The Elmo Ellis Spirit Award recognized James Woodruff, Jr. of WRBL /Columbus.
Nathan Deal Supports GA Gives Day
Yesterday Governor Nathan Deal signed legislation that benefitted GAB partner Georgia Gives. Georgia Gives day, November 13th this year, encourages donations to non-profits. See the video here for more information.
GAB Supports Georgia Broadcasters On Retransmission Consent, Dish Network Blackouts
More and more Georgians who pay for satellite TV have seen their favorite local TV stations blacked out in recent times. The expiration of a consent agreement between Media General and Dish Network September 30 left many Dish subscribers in Georgia without access to their favorite local TV stations in Augusta, Columbus and Savannah. In August, Dish Network viewers in these same Georgia communities suffered blackouts of Raycom Media’s stations in those cities in addition to WALB TV in Albany .
It is the position of the Georgia Association of Broadcasters that pay TV providers such as Dish Network must fairly compensate Georgia TV broadcasters a fair market rate for the right to re-transmit their local content.
Media General Spokesperson Nancy Chafin explains that her company seeks a fair deal. “All we are asking of DISH is to be fairly compensated for our programming – what we seek amounts to pennies a day per subscriber. Local TV stations provide 35% of the total audience to pay-TV companies, but receive only 7% of the total fees paid by these companies. In fact, many cable channels are paid far more than broadcast channels, despite providing only a fraction of the audience.”
Georgia’s TV broadcasters realize this time it’s Media General’s Dish Network viewers left in the dark, but next time it could be their station. And while pay TV providers spend money and time attempting to change the Federal retransmission consent rules, the Georgia Association of Broadcasters will continue to oppose any changes in the current regulatory framework.
Jim Wilcox is a former GAB Board Chair and longtime General Manager of Raycom Media’s WALB in Albany. His station’s Dish Network viewers suffered through an earlier blackout during August. He is succinct on the matter–“The current retransmission consent process has worked and is working as it was intended by Congress. We are seeking fair market value for our TV signals, which are the most-watched channels on DISH Network’s service”
GAB President Bob Houghton is resolute about this issue. “GAB and the National Association of Broadcasters continue to work on our members’ behalf, urging our Congressional representatives to ensure that the current retransmission consent process stays in place and that Georgia viewers who choose pay television are not deprived of their favorite local stations. “
FM Chip, Connected Car Updates from GAB President Bob Houghton
NABEF Announces Radio Personality Project Winner Mamie Shepherd at the Radio Show
Orlando, FL — NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith recognized radio host and programmer Mamie Shepherd as the winner of the NAB Education Foundation’s (NABEF) inaugural Radio Personality Project. The announcement was made at the Opening event of the NAB/RAB Radio Show yesterday in Orlando.
The Radio Personality Project is an initiative of NABEF to identify a creative and talented individual who has yet to be discovered by the Radio industry.
Shepherd’s entry stood out among a variety of high quality entries. A graduate of the University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, she currently coordinates programming and serves as on-air talent at the Levine Children’s Hospital’s Seacrest Studios broadcast media center in Charlotte, NC.
At the Radio Show, Shepherd is conducting interviews with celebrities who are participating in the event, including Ann Compton, Carson Daly and Big Sean. She also co-hosted a shift at Orlando’s CBS Radio’s WJHM-FM on September 18.
The NAB Education Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to reinforcing the future of broadcasting through a commitment to education and to advancing excellence in the diversity and community service efforts of our industry. Learn more at www.nabef.org.
About the Radio Show
The 2013 Radio Show, produced by the Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB) and the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), will be held September 18-20 in Orlando. This year’s show brings radio broadcasters and industry colleagues together to share knowledge, discover the latest innovations, network with industry leaders and explore creative business strategies for the digital age. To learn more about the 2013 Radio Show, visit www.radioshowweb.com.
This content is from the NAB Education Foundation.
Congressman David Scott Recognizes Georgia Broadcasters
GAB gives a big THANK YOU to Congressman David Scott for his support of Georgia Broadcasters over the years. He’s been a friend to GAB. Last week he wrote personal notes to our Board Chairman Tim Davies and CBS Radio Atlanta VP and Market Manager Rick Caffey, and Cox Radio Programming VP Tony Kidd. His thanks is for broadcaster support of his annual constituent Health Fair in Atlanta’s 13th Congressional District. Congressman Scott copied President Obama on these letters, showing the added support shown by broadcasters for the Affordable Health Care Act.
GAB-PEP Partner Operation Lifesaver Wins GOHS Award
Jennie Glasgow, State Coordinator of Georgia Operation Lifesaver, received a first time ever a ‘Georgia Highway Safety Champion’ award from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS). Operation Lifesaver partners with GAB Member Stations to run spots via PEP program across the state. Congratulations Jeannie!
Finishing the Dream
“In 1963, a revolution of change was launched on streets across the Nation. As America begins to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington, 11Alive News examines how the watershed moments of that year still resonate today.” It has been 50 years since the “revolution of change” hit the streets of our capital. They are delving into not just the march, but are also taking a historical look back on the events of 1963 and their pivotal impact on the world today.
The 50th anniversary of the March on Washington is an opportunity to remember the Civil Rights Movement. Take a moment to explore the campaign on Channel 11’s landing page. Rare coverage from 1963 is highlighted on their website as well.
Next week interviews of the leaders and front line protesters will be uploaded onto the site as well. Track the coverage for a full overview of the impact of 1963 on our world today. Teacher resources and study guides will be available next week also.
Join the conversation on twitter by using “#50yearsofchange.”
1998 GAB Broadcaster Of The Year Burl Womack Passes Away In Savannah
Georgia and Savannah Broadcast Pioneer Burl Womack has passed away at his home in Savannah at age 90. Womack’s career spanned radio and TV, and most of it was spent in Savannah. GAB named him Broadcaster of The Year in 1998. He was a 2011 Career Achievement Inductee to the Georgia Radio Hall of Fame.
For the Legacy.com entry with more information including information on Tuesday visitation and Wednesday services click here.
WSAV TV has a video up of Savannah radio personality Lyndy Brannen recounting the life and broadcasting accomplishments of Burl Womack. You can see that by clicking here.
GAB’s thoughts go out to his friends and loved ones.
Former Board Chair Matt Santini, Cartersville Recognized By 11 Alive
August 12, 2013
WXIA 11 Alive visited Cartersville last week and recognized this energetic community of some 20,000 Georgians just north of Metro Atlanta. Cartersville’s Mayor is Matt Santini, who is also the General Manager for Community Radio 1450 WBHF. He is also our most recent GAB Board Chairman, having handed the gavel over to Tim Davies effective with GAB’s last board meeting.
Congratulations to Matt, and congratulations to WBHF, a station not limited by frequency or new media during their daily business of keeping the Cartersville and Bartow County informed and aware.
You can watch part of 11 Alive’s coverage of Matt Santini and Cartersville by clicking here.
Ted Bryan Passes
From Dick Boekeloo comes sad news of the passing of Engineer Ted Bryan: