2019 FCC Calendar

January * This calendar is intended to be a useful guide to FCC deadlines, but is not intended to be an exhaustive list of required filings. Filing requirements may change over the year, and new filing requirements may be adopted or eliminated. Please contact David O’Connor, Washington Counsel for GAB, with any questions about this…

GAB Interview with FCC Chairman Ajit Pai

ATLANTA, GA– On March 19, 2019 the Georgia Chamber hosted a breakfast with Federal Communications Commission Chairman, Ajit Pai and NBA legend, Dominique Wilkins to discuss 5G technology. Before the breakfast, Chairman Pai sat down with GAB President, Bob Houghton and Director of Digital Media and Communications, McKenzie Lewis for an interview. Watch the full…

Mother Minton

ATLANTA, Ga– Just like millions of other mothers around the world, WSB-TV Meteorologist, Karen Minton gets up every morning, gets dressed, and begins her motherly duties. But Minton’s children don’t live with her, they live in 2,324,390 other households in the Metro-Atlanta area. At the end of February, Minton will enter through the heavy, studio…

FCC Reopens and Announces New Filing Date

*UPDATE* 1/30/19 The Federal Communications Commission released another Public Notice announcing another extension for filing dates late Tuesday, January 29th. The deadline for all public inspection quarterly submissions that were due on January 10th as well as any other filings that were required to be placed in a station’s Online Public Inspection File between January…

2019 Hall of Fame Inductee: Yvonne “Dodie” Cantrell Bickley

Dodie Cantrell-Bickely has over 30 years of experience in television news. Over the years she has held positions including anchor, investigative reporter, executive producer, news director and now lecturer. Cantrell-Bickley graduated with a BAS in Organizational Leadership from Mercer University, a MAP in Public Administration from Georgia College and State University and a MFA in…

2019 Hall of Fame Inductee: Condace Pressley

Condace Pressley is an award-winning journalist and member of the Georgia Radio Hall of Fame.  As Director of Community Affairs for Cox Media Group Atlanta, Condace oversees CMG Atlanta’s community efforts across all media platforms, including WSB TV, the Atlanta Journal Constitution and CMG’s four radio stations. Many radio listeners are familiar with Condace’s as…

2019 Hall of Fame Inductee: John Weatherford III

John Weatherford III is an Emmy and Telly award-winning producer with more than 50 years of experience in radio, television, audio and digital media.  John’s current work includes producing, writing and narrating documentaries and selected projects for domestic and international clients.       John was Senior Vice President and General Manager and then Chief Operating Officer for…

Get to Know Richard Griffiths, President of the Georgia First Amendment Foundation

On January 24th, 2019, Richard Griffiths will be honored by the Georgia Association of Broadcasters and the DiGamma Kappa Broadcast Society with the “Distinguished Achievement Award in Broadcasting and Cable For Exceptional Service.” Griffiths will be the keynote speaker at the annual banquet hosted by the two organizations. Richard T. Griffiths currently serves as President of the Georgia First…