Press Releases

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

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