Industry News Roundup 02/20/24 – 02/26/24

UNESCO expresses support of AM radio on World Radio Day “Radio is a triumph of accessibility, immediacy and intimacy, and there’s a strong public-interest case for protecting it and our access to it,” UNESCO states in a proclamation released on Feb. 13, 2024. The date also marks the celebration of World Radio Day. UNESCO calls…

Lorenzo “Lo” Jelks – Hall of Fame 2024

By Hannah Osborne A history maker in every right, in 1968 Lorenzo “Lo” Jelks became the first Black on-air reporter in the Southeast.  “I think that Lo Jelks, coming to WSB in the 60s, which was such a tumultuous time, really changed the face of journalism for everyone, especially people of color,” says WSB-TV’s Karyn Greer.…

John Wetherbee – GAB Hall of Fame 2024

By Hannah Osborne GAB Hall of Famer John Wetherbee passed away in December 2023 after a valiant battle with cancer. “His energy never slowed down,” said President of the GAB, Bob Houghton, in a statement following the news of Wetherbee’s passing. “I can tell you that when I called him to tell him he was being…

Industry News Roundup 02/14/24 – 02/19/24

World Radio Day Feb. 13, 2024 is the celebration of the medium of radio, World Radio Day. First adopted by the UN General Assemblies in 2012, World Radio Day recognizes the importance of radio in everyday life. Radio’s value is evident in it’s ability to function during emergencies, connect communities and provide exposure to up-and-coming…

Teresa Whitaker – GAB Hall of Fame 2024

By Hannah Osborne Teresa Whitaker has known her dream was to become a broadcaster since she was 13-years old. As a self-proclaimed “army brat,” Whitaker spent her days at Fort Gordon (now designated as Fort Eisenhower) in Augusta playing basketball. Although, when 6 o’clock rolled around, Whitaker ran inside to watch Lou Green anchor the news…

GAB Radio Talent Institute

Applications are open for the 2024 GAB Radio Talent Institute!   This program is perfect for anyone looking to take the next step in their career in On Air, Podcasting, Streaming, Audio Production, News/Talk, Sports, Social Media, Sales, Marketing, Promotions and more. The GAB Radio Talent Institute will be held May 13-18 at The Grady…

Industry News Roundup 01/30/24 – 02/13/24

Service to America Awards Call for Entry open until March 11, 2024 The NAB Leadership Foundation’s annual Service to America Awards are now accepting entries through March 11, 2024. According to the foundation’s website, “The Celebration of Service to America Awards honors excellence in community service, philanthropy and impact by local radio and television stations…