Congratulations to the 2020 Hall of Fame Inductees!

  • Glenn Burns – WSB-TV
  • Dick McMichael – WTVM, WRBL
  • Jim Powell – Braves Radio Network
  • Teya Ryan – Georgia Public Broadcasting
Hall of Fame

Each winter, the Georgia Association of Broadcasters hosts an annual luncheon honoring new Hall of Fame members and acknowledging recipients of the E. Lanier Finch Scholarship. This event brings together seasoned broadcasting veterans with aspiring broadcasters. It’s a celebration of the amazing careers of those who have built the industry while looking ahead to the future with our scholarship recipients.

Since its inception, the GAB Hall of Fame has inducted 93 Broadcasters, honoring big name legends and small-town greats. Consideration for this honor is given to broadcasters with a minimum of 20 years in broadcasting with a tie to Georgia; went to school, lived, or worked in the state, a solid record of achievement including rating dominance and local/national awards, and a history of dedication to the communities they serve.

THE GEORGIA ASSOCIATION OF BROADCASTERS
HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES

Name  Affiliation  Year
1. Glenn Burns WSB-TV 2020
2. Dick McMichael WTVM, WRBL 2020
3. Jim Powell Braves Radio Network 2020
4. Teya Ryan Georgia Public Broadcasting 2020
5. Zack Fowler Vidalia Communications 2019
6. Dodie Cantrell Grady College 2019
7. John Weatherford Broadcast Consultant 2019
8. Condace Pressley Cox Media Group 2019
9. Art Sutton Georgia Carolina Radiocasting 2018
10. Greg Davis Davis Broadcasting 2018
11. Mary Jones WJBF-TV 2018
12. Tim McVay WSB-TV 2018
13. John Ray President, WRDW/WAGT 2017
14. Steve Holman Radio Voice of ATL Hawks 2017
15. Troy Mattox WKUB, WWUF, WSGT 2017
16. Don Benson Lincoln Financial Media 2017
17. Jim Wilcox WALB-TV 2016
18. Randy Gravley Tri-State Communications, Inc. 2016
19. Jim Martin PMB Broadcasting, LLC 2016
20. Jocelyn Dorsey WSB-TV 2016
21. Bill Stewart WJBF-TV 2015
22. Ken Cook WAGA-TV 2015
23. Mike Roberts WVEE-FM & WQMJ 2015
24. John & Bobbie Foster WCON-AM/FM 2015
25. Bill Cathcart WTOC TV 2014
26. John Pruitt WSB TV 2014
27. Paul Beliveau Georgia Farm Bureau 2014
28. Lee Brantley VP, General Manager WTVM-TV 2013
29. *Harry C. Skip Caray Jr. Atl. Braves/Hawks Broadcaster 2013
30. *Pete VanWieren Atl. Braves Broadcaster 2013
31. Monica Kaufman Pearson WSB-TV Action News Anchor 2012
32. Clark Howard WSB Consumer Advocate 2011
33. *Ludlow Porch Fun Seekers Radio 2011
34. Don McClellan WSB Radio/TV 2010
35. James Bridges Newscaster 2009
36. *James Brown Singer/Broadcaster 2008
37. Byron Dobbs WLJA-FM/WPGY-AM 2008
38. *Ernie Johnson Braves Broadcaster 2008
39. Neal Boortz WSB Radio 2007
40. *E. Lanier Finch Busby,Finch,Lathom&Widman 2007
41. Jimmy Lee GA Farm Bureau 2006
42. *Don Barber Radio & TV 2006
43. Lowell Register WPGA AM/FM/TV 2005
44. *Stan Raymond, Sr. WOAK ATL 2005
45. John Lauer WGST/WPCH 2004
46. Don McGouirk WMAZ TV 2004
47. Judy Woodruff CNN News 2003
48. *Rhett Turnipseed VOA 2003
49. *Roy Gaines WNEG AM/TV 2002
* Deceased
50. *John Palmer NBC News 2002
51. *Charles Giddens Southern Broadcasting 2002
52. Tom Brokaw NBC News 2001
53. Don Kennedy ATL Radio/TV 2001
54. Bill Sanders GAB President 2001
55. *Guy Sharpe Atlanta WXIA TV 2000
56. *Frank Gaither Cox Broadcasting ATL 2000
57. *John Holliman CNN ATL 1999
58. *George Weiss WBBQ Augusta 1999
59. *Darwin Humphrey NBC 1999
60. *John Jacobs, Jr. WDUN 1998
61. *Ernest Rogers WSB Radio 1998
62. *Charles McClure McClure Broadcasting 1998
63. *Paul Raymon WAGA TV 1997
64. *Don Elliot Heald WSB TV 1997
65. Michael McDougald WRGA/WQTU 1996
66. *Charles C. Smith WDEC AM/FM 1996
67. *Ray Moore WSB TV ATL 1995
68. *Hal Suit WXIA TV ATL 1995
69. *Mary Betts WGAU/WNGC Athens 1994
70. *Larry Munson Voice of GA Bulldogs 1994
71. *H. Randolph Holder WGAU/WNGC Athens 1993
72. Bill Anderson Singer, Composer 1993
73. *George Page PBS Host/Executive 1992
74. *Ernie Harwell Voice of Detroit Tigers 1992
75. *Worth McDougald Broadcaster/Educator 1991
76. *Tom Lloyd WLAQ Radio 1991
77. *Robert Pollock Author, Writer, Producer 1991
78. *Ridley Bell WRBL TV 1990
79. *Hank Morgan Voice of ATL Crackers 1990
80. *Lambdin Kay WSB Radio 1989
81. *George Patton WBML Radio 1989
82. *Wilton E. Cobb WMAZ TV 1988
83. *Marcus Bartlett WSB Radio 1988
84. *Jim Owens J.O. Productions 1988
85. *James W. Woodruff, Jr. WRBL AM/FM/TV 1988
86. *Esther Pruett WTOC 1988
87. *Donald McDougald Broker 1988
88. Charlayne Hunter-Gault The McNeal News Hr. 1988
89. *Allan MacMillan WRNG 1988
90. *Elmo J. Ellis WSB Radio 1987
91. *Aubrey Morris WSB Radio 1987
92. *Douglas Edwards CBS News NY 1986
93. *J. Leonard Reinsch Cox Broadcasting ATL 1984

2021 Hall of Fame (Save the Date)

We look forward each year to recognizing the dedicated men and women who have dedicated their professional careers to broadcasting. We hope you will save the date for the 2021 GAB Hall of Fame.

Event date: TBD

Event location: TBA

Event details: TBA

2021 Hall of Fame Nominations

If you would like to nominate a broadcasting profession to be considered for the 2021 Hall of Fame, please complete a Hall of Fame Nomination Form.