WABE People

Jim Burress

How many years have you been in Atlanta?


Why is the work WABE does in amplifying Atlanta vital to our communities?

“Atlanta has long been a place where people come to make their dreams happen, and Atlanta’s future promises many more such opportunities. WABE, I believe, can play an essential role in making sure Atlantans — both current and future, and from all walks — have a fair shot at realizing those dreams.”

Jim Burress


What’s your favorite part about being a part of the WABE team?

“My favorite part of being a member of the WABE team is when I get to meet listeners. Universally, they’re kind and uplifting. And most of the time, they’re eager to share they’re also a supporter. It means a lot to know a person values what you do so much that they donate their own money to make sure it continues. That’s powerful.”

What makes Atlanta “Atlanta”? What makes the Greater Metro area special?

“What makes Atlanta (broadly defined) is its scrappiness. Tell someone who calls the metro “home” they can’t do something, and just watch what comes next. Boundless opportunities define Atlanta’s future — and that’s no accident. Atlanta’s past scrappiness paved the way for where we are today. And while we’ll have to work through issues along the way, I’m convinced that scrappy spirit will prevail.”