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Host, City Lights
The distinctive voice of Lois Reitzes has been heard over WABE’s airwaves since 1979. From 1982 to 2015, Lois hosted the weekday morning program “Second Cup Concert,” which can now be heard on the WABE Classics HD channel. Since January of 2015, Lois has hosted “City Lights with Lois Reitzes,” a ground-breaking weekday arts and culture program with a specific mission of elevating Atlanta’s arts scene.
In addition to “City Lights” and “Second Cup,” Lois produces and hosts WABE’s Atlanta Symphony Orchestra broadcasts and “Spivey Soirée” series. She served as Program Director from 1992-2007, and became Director of Arts and Cultural Programming in 2007.
Lois pursued graduate study at the Indiana University School of Music in Bloomington. She lists her favorite exercise as reading — preferably while eating! Her favorite island getaway is Manhattan. Lois resides in Atlanta with her husband Don, the Associate Dean for the Social Sciences in Georgia State University’s College of Arts & Sciences. The Reitzes have two children, Jackie and Michael, and a golden non-retriever named Rex.