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CPB’s $1.9M ‘America Amplified: Election 2020’ Initiative Announces Partner Stations

KANSAS CITY, MO. — As the election season kicks off, the “America Amplified: Election 2020” initiative, led by KCUR 89.3 in Kansas City, is pleased to announce the eight public media networks that will produce innovative journalism from community engagement efforts. Each of these collaborations will receive funding from the initiative, which is supported by … Continued

New Senior Leaders Join Public Broadcasting Atlanta

Scott Woelfel Named Chief Content Officer and Emily Pelton Named Vice President of Development (Atlanta GA – Jan. 22, 2020) – Veteran journalist and entrepreneur Scott Woelfel has been named to the newly-created position of Chief Content Officer for Public Broadcasting Atlanta.  In this role, he will lead the development of multi-platform news and entertainment … Continued

WABE Is Launching A Pop-Up Podcast And ‘Political Breakfast’ Is Now Weekly

WABE is launching Gold Dome Scramble, a new pop-up podcast from “Political Breakfast” that brings the state legislature to the people. “Many people want clarity about how the legislative process works,” says “Morning Edition” host Lisa Rayam, who will also host “Gold Dome Scramble.” “We’re making this podcast so our metro Atlanta community can understand … Continued

Alex Helmick Named Managing Editor of WABE News

(Atlanta GA – Sept. 20, 2019) – Radio veteran Alex Helmick has been named Managing Editor of WABE News.  In this position, he will lead the day-to-day operations of WABE’s award-winning newsroom and oversee a growing team of editors, reporters and producers.   He will also oversee feature and enterprise reporting.  Helmick joins WABE from KQED, … Continued

WABE Receives Numerous Prestigious Awards For Journalistic Excellence In 2019

WABE, Atlanta’s NPR station, has been awarded numerous industry-leading awards in 2019, honoring its reporting, storytelling and journalistic excellence. 2018 Georgia Associated Press Media Editors Awards and Pacemaker Award (Awarded in June 2019) WABE was the top radio winner in the Georgia Associated Press Media Editors Awards and received the Pacemaker Award for this distinction. … Continued

Public Broadcasting Atlanta Board of Directors Elects Two New Members

Andy Chang and Edwin Marcial Bring Significant Marketing and Technology Experience Public Broadcasting Atlanta announced the addition of two new members to its Board of Directors: Executive Director of Marketing and Physician Outreach at Piedmont Healthcare Andy Chang, and former founding Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President for the Intercontinental Exchange Edwin Marcial. “We … Continued

Public Broadcasting Atlanta Appoints New Board and Advisory Committee Members

Public Broadcasting Atlanta Appoints New Board and Advisory Committee Members The Four New Members Bring Significant Experience in Non-Profit, Media/Technology, Education and the Arts (Atlanta, GA – January 29, 2018) – Public Broadcasting Atlanta today announced the addition of one new member to its Board of Directors and three new members to its Advisory Board. “Public … Continued