GAB To Honor Broadcasters On June 7

The Georgia Association of Broadcasters(GAB) holds its annual Honors Night Program on Friday, June 7.

GAB will give its Georgian of the Year Award to Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed. Longâ€Âtime Columbus Broadcast Executive Lee Brantley, former Atlanta Braves Announcers Pete van Wieren and the late Skip Caray will be inducted into the GAB Hall of Fame.

Community Service Awards will be awarded to broadcasters from the Georgia National Guard and Operation Lifesaver.

GAB will also award scholarships to Georgia students pursuing broadcasting as a career.

Honors Night will culminate with GAB’s annual GABBY Awards for Georgia Broadcast Excellence, given in various categories for radio, television, and new media. GAB will honor a Lifetime Achievement Award to the longest running TV show in the state of Georgia, The Parade of Quartets, which will also be performing at the show.

“Over 90% of Georgians receive their news, weather and emergency information from our state’s overâ€Âtheâ€Âair radio and television broadcasters every day and this is the night we all come together to recognize our excellence and community service,” said GAB President Bob Houghton.


Speakers will include Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, NAB President Gordon Smith, Georgia Homeland Security Director Charley English, Josh Caray and Pete van Wieren.

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