WABE Unveils Election 2024 Digital Hub & Ramps Up Politics Ahead of November Elections

Gold Dome Scramble Rebranded as Weekly Show Plugged In: A WABE Politics Podcast

Atlanta (April 22, 2024)—WABE, Atlanta’s choice for NPR and PBS, is doubling down on its commitment to delivering independent, fact-based news and political coverage in preparation for the 2024 elections. The public media company is enhancing its extensive lineup of radio, TV/video, podcast, digital, and event offerings to deliver multi-platform, on-demand political coverage during this critical election year, widely regarded as one of the most significant in U.S. history.

WABE’s Gold Dome Scramble and Georgia Votes podcasts are merging into one ongoing weekly show, Plugged In: A WABE Politics Podcast, launching April 26. Hosted by award-winning WABE political reporters Sam Gringlas and Rahul Bali, the new, rebranded podcast aims to provide context by interviewing politicians and experts to dissect the week’s major political headlines in Georgia. Plugged In complements the popular twice-weekly podcast Political Breakfast, featuring WABE Morning Edition host Lisa Rayam, Republican strategist Brian Robinson, and Democratic strategist Tharon Johnson. Both shows are available on the WABE and NPR Podcast Networks, with segments also airing on WABE-FM 90.1.

On April 22, WABE is launching a dedicated ELECTION 2024 digital hub at WABE.org/election2024, offering comprehensive political coverage throughout 2024 national, state, and local elections. The online epicenter is intended to inform and empower voters with a range of features, including candidate information, voter resources (important dates, sample ballots, dropbox locations, early voting sites, etc.), WABE’s political coverage, as well as coverage from NPR and the Associated Press. Visitors can also explore the “Meet the Politics Team” section and access election results as they are reported.

Then, on Thursday, April 25, WABE is hosting a Pints & Politics Trivia Night at Wild Leap Atlanta, inviting Georgia politics fans to test their knowledge. WABE’s Gringlas and Bali will moderate. Tickets are $15 per person, with all proceeds directly supporting WABE’s efforts in Amplifying Atlanta. More information is available at the WABE Pints & Politics event page.

On April 28, the 2024 Atlanta Press Club Loudermilk-Young Debate Series will stream on WABE’s Election 2024 hub and air on WABE-TV (PBS). The series will feature primary election debates for U.S. Congressional Districts Two (R), Three (R), Six (D), Thirteen (D), Georgia Supreme Court, Fulton County District Attorney, and DeKalb County CEO. A radio special featuring selected debates will air on WABE-FM 90.1 at 6 p.m. WABE All Things Considered host Jim Burress will moderate the Georgia Supreme Court Debate, with Rayam handling the DeKalb County CEO Debate. Bali will be a panelist for the District 2 Debate, while Gringlas will be a Fulton County District Attorney Debate panelist.

At a time when local news coverage is limited across the country, WABE remains committed to maintaining one of the largest newsrooms in the Southeast (25 reporters) and collaborating with other news outlets to provide trusted, quality, fact-based journalism to the Greater Atlanta area. The AJC’s Politically Georgia weekday radio show, a co-production between WABE and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on AJC’s Politically Georgia, is one example of such an alliance. The live one-hour radio show airs at 10 a.m. on weekdays on WABE 90.1. It features conversations and interviews from the newspaper’s veteran political news team of Bill Nigut, Patricia Murphy, Tia Mitchell, and Greg Bluestein.

WABE’s slate of extensive politics coverage across digital, TV, radio, podcasts, and events for the 2024 elections includes:


WABE is Atlanta’s original, independent, non-profit source for news and local stories and the choice for NPR and PBS. Our stations deliver fact-based journalism and inclusive, engaging, cultural content that informs, inspires, reflects, and empowers the millions who call the Greater Atlanta area home. In addition, WABE’s programs, podcasts, and events make Atlanta’s stories and storytellers accessible and relevant across various platforms for our diverse audience of listeners, viewers, visitors, and members. WABE original programming, along with national NPR and PBS content, is available on WABE 90.1FM, WABE.org, WABE TV (PBS-30), and WABE-HD1/ WABE-HD2 as well as streaming on the WABE Mobile App, Hulu + Live, YouTube TV,  Chromecast, PBS.org, Local Now, Roku, Android TV & mobile, Amazon Fire TV & tablets, iOS, tvOs, Android TV live streams. Go to wabe.org for additional information.