Press Releases

PUBLIC BROADCASTING ATLANTA EXPANDS EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP TEAM

  Emily Pelton and Jared Blass promoted to senior vice president roles; Aisha Rashied-Hyman named vice president of business development.   ATLANTA (4/7/2021)—Public Broadcasting Atlanta (PBA), home of award-winning NPR station WABE (90.1 FM NPR) and ATL PBA (PBS), today announced the appointment of Emily Pelton to Senior Vice President of Development and Jared Blass to … Continued

Sherri Daye Scott Joins Public Broadcasting Atlanta As SVP Of Marketing And Communications

Appointment strengthens PBA’s connection to Atlanta’s diverse stories and storytellers. ATLANTA — Public Broadcasting Atlanta (PBA) today announced Sherri Daye Scott’s appointment as senior vice president of marketing and communications. Her appointment underscores PBA’s commitment toward advancing progress on the community’s critical issues by lifting all voices. In alliance with PBA CEO Jennifer Dorian and … Continued

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 WABE.org, 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 WABE.org, 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