John Wetherbee – GAB Hall of Fame 2024

By Hannah Osborne John Wetherbee’s illustrious 30-year career as a broadcaster has been defined by his professionalism, high character and immeasurable integrity. Nicknamed “Big John,” for his towering six-foot-nine figure, he first started out at a small station in Ohio. Wetherbee’s value as a broadcaster became clear very early on in his career. “There are people…

Previewing the 2024 GAB Hall of Fame Induction

By Hannah Osborne The Georgia Association of Broadcasters (GAB) 2024 Hall of Fame class will be celebrated at an induction ceremony on Friday, March 22, 2024.  You can purchase tickets for this event here.  The GAB Hall of Fame recognizes the big-name legends and small-town greats from all around the state. Each nominee must have a…

WXIA names Carol Fowler Director of Content

By Hannah Osborne TEGNA has named Carol Fowler director of content for its NBC affiliate, WXIA (11 Alive) Atlanta. Fowler’s role will take effect on Dec. 11; she will be reporting to WXIA’s recently appointed President and General Manager, Kristie Gonzales. Fowler spent the last five years with KSDK in St. Louis. As content strategist for…

WSB-TV celebrates 75 years of broadcasting

By Hannah Osborne On Sept. 29, 2023, WSB-TV celebrated 75 years of reporting accurate, local and timely news. “Seventy-five years, I look back on it and I think how remarkable,” says WSB General Manager, Ray Carter. WSB-TV was the first licensed television channel in the south. Over the past 75 years the station has proven itself…