Press Releases

WABE Refreshes Its Weekend Schedule Starting Friday, August 13

WABE 90.1 brings you increased news, greater diversity in voices, and more of the shows you love from NPR in its new weekend radio schedule starting Friday, August 13th. News happens every day of the week and that’s why WABE is adding more news programming each weekend—including an extra hour of NPR’s Weekend Edition at … Continued

Lisa Rayam Named New Political Breakfast Host

Award-winning journalist replaces Denis O’Hayer on popular weekly WABE podcast. ATLANTA (7/12/2021)— WABE 90.1, Atlanta’s independent, nonprofit source for news and local stories, today announced local Morning Edition host and senior producer Lisa Rayam as the new lead of its popular political podcast, Political Breakfast. Rayam joins co-hosts Republican strategist Brian Robinson and Democratic strategist … Continued

WABE 90.1 Wins Four Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards

WABE reporters earn Best Newscast and Excellence in Writing, Feature Reporting, & Hard News Reporting nods in the 50th Edward R. Murrow Awards ATLANTA (5/6/2021)— Atlanta’s award-winning NPR station WABE (90.1 FM) today announced it won four regional Edward R. Murrow Awards for reporting, storytelling, and journalistic excellence in a large media market in the … Continued


  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, 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