JUST ANNOUNCED: 2015 GABBY AWARD FINALISTS

SPONSORED BY The Georgia Association of Broadcasters is pleased to announce the FINALISTS for the 2015 GABBY Awards, which takes place August 1st, 2015 at the Jekyll Island Convention Center.  Over 500 entries from radio and television stations across the state were submitted for consideration. The finalists listed below will receive EITHER the GABBY or Merit…

2015 RadioShow Early Bird Registration Ends FRIDAY

Get ready for ROI you can take to the bank at the 2015 Radio Show. Whether you’re new to the business or a seasoned pro, you don’t want to miss out on radio’s hottest event. Featuring in-depth, interactive, educational sessions with tangible takeaways and profitable strategies, this is the place to be if you’re in…

Marconi Awards Deadline is THIS FRIDAY

The NAB Marconi Radio Awards are given to NAB member radio stations and on-air talent for overall excellence. This is a fantastic way for your stations and on-air talent to receive national recognition. Winners of the Marconi Radio Awards will be announced at a ceremony in Atlanta during the 2015 Radio Show (September 30 thru October 2nd).…

FCC Fines iHeart $1 Million for Transmitting Fake EAS

Washington, D.C. – The Federal Communications Commission’s Enforcement Bureau has resolved an investigation into the misuse of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) tones by iHeartCommunications, Inc., a subsidiary of iHeartMedia. The company has agreed to pay a $1 million civil penalty, admits to misuse of EAS tones, and agreed to a compliance and reporting plan…

Member Spotlight: Eagle’s Nest Inc.

Jim Vice’s Eagle’s Nest, Inc., is a GAB and Alabama Broadcasters Association member. They operate three stations(and affiliated translators) in both states. In Roanoke, Alabama, Eagle’s Nest operates Country WELR 102.3 FM and  Sports-Talk WLWE AM 1360(94.7). Just across the state line they operate 1240 AM WLAG(96.9) LaGrange, with both AMs running the sports talk. …

Book Your Room for GABCON

The GAB’s room block at the Westin has SOLD OUT! That’s why we’ve found EVEN MORE discounted rooms for GAB members on Jekyll Island! ROOMS START AT $169.00 (plus tax and resort fee) The newly remodeled Holiday Inn Resort at Jekyll Island is providing several rooms to GABCON attendees ranging from $169* to $259. Call…

FREE SALES WEBINAR: Digital Campaigns for Radio’s Top Categories

The Georgia Association of Broadcasters presents. . . Radio Advertising Bureau’s Digital Campaigns for Radio’s Top Categories One-Hour, Live Online Webinar Thursday, May 21, 2015 (11:00 am Eastern/10:00 am Central/9:00 am Mountain/8:00 am Pacific) Presenter: John Potter, RAB’s SVP/Professional Development For an increasing number of campaigns, integration onto digital platforms is essential. Radio’s top advertising…

Member Spotlight: WJGA/WKKP Earnhart Broadcasting

Don Earnhart owns and operates WJGA 92.1 FM in Jackson and WKKP 1410 AM in McDonough. It’s a family business as wife Suzanne holds down the business office and granddaughter Karli Kelly covers traffic and the website and does an airshift on the Classic Country AM. On GAB’s recent visit to Earnhart Broadcasting’s facility in…

April is Safe Digging Month!

Georgia 811 and the Georgia Association of Broadcasters have teamed up to promote Safe Digging Month! According to consumer behavior trends, April marks the beginning of the peak period for outdoor digging projects in Georgia and nationwide. Raising safe digging awareness in April encourages citizens to contact 811 during an optimum time for utility line…