2020 FCC Compliance Deadlines

January  • January 1 – Post-filing renewal announcements should continue for radio stations in Georgia. Additional post-filing announcements should be made on January 16, February 1, and February 16.  • January 10 – All full power and Class A television stations that are being repacked must electronically file an FCC Form 2100-Schedule 387 Transition Progress…

Five Students Awarded GAB E. Lanier Finch Scholarship

Atlanta, GA– The Georgia Association of Broadcasters is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2019 E. Lanier Finch Scholarship. Yash Bhika Doria Lacey Carrington Lewis Skylar Nicholson Tylar Norman The E. Lanier Finch Scholarship was created by the Georgia Association of Broadcasters to recognize the late Lanny Finch, President Emeritus for his outstanding leadership, dedication, and numerous contributions to the continued success of…

Upcoming FCC Deadlines

Pre-filing License Renewal Announcements for Radio October 1: Radio stations in Georgia must begin airing pre-filing license renewal announcements on their stations. Announcements also should air on October 16, November 1, and November 16. Quarterly Issues/Programs Lists October 10: All full power AM, FM, Class A TV and full power TV stations must place their quarterly…

The GAB Reaches 500 Georgia Broadcasters With 85th Anniversary Tour

ATLANTA, GA– This summer, the Georgia Association of Broadcasters embarked on a statewide tour to celebrate the association’s 85th anniversary. The tour included stops in Cartersville, Albany, Athens, Macon, Columbus, Augusta, and Atlanta. The final stop on the tour was in Savannah at the DeSoto Hotel, the same location where the association was founded 85…

2019 Ditty-McLemore Award Recipients

ATLANTA, Ga– The Georgia Association of Broadcasters is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2019 Angelo Ditty – Frank McLemore Engineering Award. James Gay Tom Giglio Bob Helbush These three individuals met and exceeded the GAB’s nomination criteria for this award. They have each spent 20+ years as a broadcast engineer with the majority of…

GAB Meeting with Governor Kemp

ATLANTA, Ga– On Wednesday, June 5 GAB President, Bob Houghton, GAB Chair, Holly Steuart, and Chairman-Elect, Velvet Perry met with Georgia Governor, Brian Kemp. GAB representatives were able to discuss the organization’s mission and goals with Governor Kemp as well as the GAB’s valuable relationship with state agencies through the Public Education Partnership Program (PEP.)…

GAB Statement on HB 734

ATLANTA, GA– Read GAB Chair, Holly Steuart’s Statement On April 2, 2019, during the final hours of the Georgia General Assembly Legislative Session, Andrew Welch, (R-McDonough) authored House Bill 734. Sponsored by five other Georgia Representatives, this bill would amend Title 10 of the Official Code of Georgia to create a state Journalism Ethics Board.…