WABE 75th Anniversary

2023 marks 75 years of service to the greater Atlanta community for WABE

It all began on September 13, 1948, when WABE 90.1 first hit the airwaves from its 14th floor radio studio in the Atlanta City Hall. Today, 75 years later, WABE is still informing, inspiring, reflecting, and empowering the greater Atlanta community across 90.1FM, WABE-TV, and wabe.org.

Join us below on a journey through key WABE milestones with our interactive timeline, then learn about the celebratory events WABE has planned for this special anniversary. Scroll to the bottom of the page to take a look at some of the most impactful stories to come out of the WABE newsroom over the years.

Celebrating 75 Years of Service to the Greater Atlanta Community

WABE has had a wonderful 75 year journey in public media. To commemorate the anniversary, WABE is hosting a series of community celebrations amplifying what makes Atlanta great.

Check out our upcoming events (below), or go to wabe.org/events for more information.