Press Releases

Celebrate The Holidays With WABE

As we bring 2020 to a merciful end, with no holiday parties or large family gatherings, there’s still plenty of reason to celebrate. Join WABE for a series of special programs to close out December and ring in the New Year. To hear it all, simply tune to 90.1FM, stream us online at, or … Continued

Celebrate Hanukkah With WABE

As you celebrate the Jewish festival of Hanukkah from Dec. 10-18, join WABE for three special programs this week. Just tune to 90.1FM, stream us online at, or ask your smart speaker to “Play WABE.” Saturday, December 12 – 6 p.m. Hanukkah Lights 2020 A perennial NPR favorite, Hanukkah Lights features all new Hanukkah … Continued

Blackbaud Data Breach Incident Information for PBA members

Public Broadcasting Atlanta (PBA) has learned that our previous fundraising software provider Blackbaud experienced a breach of its data security.  Blackbaud is a software consulting firm utilized by more than 45,000 nonprofit organizations, foundations, universities, health care entities and other organizations worldwide.  Blackbaud recently informed PBA about the data security incident, which occurred during February … Continued

Public Broadcasting Atlanta is Awarded a Grant From the Center for Disaster Philanthropy, Supporting Vital Reporting and Education Services

(Atlanta GA – August 4, 2020) Public Broadcasting Atlanta (WABE and ATL PBA) has received a $110,000 grant from the Center for Disaster Philanthropy’s (CDP) COVID-19 Response Fund — a generous grant that advances our response to COVID-19 by empowering ongoing efforts to keep Atlanta informed and providing vital academic support to students. The grant … Continued

WABE Updates Weekend Programming

Starting Saturday, July 11, WABE is updating our weekend programming lineup to bring you more shows that speak to culture and curiosity, and inspire lifelong learning. SATURDAYS We’re bringing back two public radio programs, moving some of your favorite shows into prime timeslots, and bidding farewell to a longtime staple. The Splendid Table at 1 p.m.: Host Francis … Continued

WABE Wins 4 Atlanta Press Club Awards And 3 Regional Murrow Awards

(Atlanta GA – June 19, 2020) – WABE, Atlanta’s NPR station, has won seven prestigious awards from the Atlanta Press Club and the Radio Television Digital News Association. The Atlanta Press Club Awards of Excellence honors outstanding journalism. Entries are judged on the quality of content, demonstrated reportorial skill and the impact of the work. … Continued

NPR Student Podcast Challenge

Four teams from Atlanta have received honorable mentions in the 2020 NPR Podcast Challenge! The challenge gives students around the country the opportunity to create a podcast. Then, with the help of a teacher, they compete for a chance to win the grand prize and have their work appear on NPR. This year, NPR received … Continued

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