Industry News Roundup 02/27/24 – 03/04/24

Georgia House passes bill to stop A.I. generated campaigns, on to Senate The deepfake A.I. bill was written by Georgia Republicans to prevent deepfake imagery to be used in campaign commercials during election periods. With bi-partisan support the bill passed 148 to 22 in the Georgia house and will now move to the Senate. Should…

The GAB 90th Anniversary Giveaway

Enter to win a $50 Gift Card from the GAB! Here’s what you need to to: Follow the GAB on on Facebook, Instagram, and X (Twitter.) Find us at @gabroadcasters on all channels. Answer the question prompt provided in the graphic on at least one of the giveaway social posts. For a bonus entry, subscribe…

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…