John Wetherbee – GAB Hall of Fame 2024

By Hannah Osborne GAB Hall of Famer John Wetherbee passed away in December 2023 after a valiant battle with cancer. “His energy never slowed down,” said President of the GAB, Bob Houghton, in a statement following the news of Wetherbee’s passing. “I can tell you that when I called him to tell him he was being…

Teresa Whitaker – GAB Hall of Fame 2024

By Hannah Osborne Teresa Whitaker has known her dream was to become a broadcaster since she was 13-years old. As a self-proclaimed “army brat,” Whitaker spent her days at Fort Gordon (now designated as Fort Eisenhower) in Augusta playing basketball. Although, when 6 o’clock rolled around, Whitaker ran inside to watch Lou Green anchor the news…

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…

WJBF 70th Anniversary

By Hannah Osborne WJBF was founded by Mr. J. B. Fuqua in November of 1953. This Thanksgiving, the station celebrates 70 incredible years of local broadcasting. “A big part of the success of WJBF has been the people that work here and have worked here.  We take great pride in making our community better and I…

Georgia stations receive 2023 NAB Marconi Radio Awards

By Georgia Association of Broadcasters Two Georgia stations were awarded Marconi awards during the NAB’s annual NAB Show New York. During a dinner celebration held at the Javits Center on Oct. 25, the NAB celebrated “excellence and performance in radio,” awarding more than 20 Marconi Awards to hardworking stations from across the country. “Established in…