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Press Release

ATLANTA, GA: Public Broadcasting Atlanta today announced the addition of five new members to its Board of Directors: Regents Professor of Marketing Emeritus at Georgia State University Ken Bernhardt; clinical nephrologist and medical community leader William Cleveland; nationally recognized arts and marketing leader Sonya Halpern; strategic planning and economic development expert Craig Lesser; and nationally recognized leader in the field of diversity and inclusion Al Vivian.

ATLANTA, GA: WABE 90.1 will host a debate on Thursday, June 8 between Republican Karen Handel and Democrat Jon Ossoff, the candidates squaring off in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District runoff election.  The debate will last one hour and will be broadcast live on WABE 90.1 beginning at 9 a.m. It will also stream live via and on the WABE app. Also, the debate will be televised on PBA30 that evening at 7 p.m. and will re-air on WABE at 7 p.m.

ATLANTA, GA: Public Broadcasting Atlanta is pleased to announce that Paul Buckner will be the new General Manager of PBA30. As General Manager, Buckner will oversee and coordinate the operational activities, programming strategies, and administrative and business functions for PBA’s TV division. He starts February 6 and will report to Wonya Lucas, President and CEO.

Buckner has more than 20 years of broadcasting experience in both commercial and public television, most recently as Senior Vice President, Content for South Florida PBS.

Atlanta, Ga.: WABE 90.1 is pleased to announce Christine Dempsey as the new vice president of radio. As vice president of radio, Dempsey will oversee and coordinate the operational activities, programmatic strategies and administrative and business functions for PBA’s radio division, which includes WABE 90.1 the station’s streams and its HD channels. Other responsibilities include leading the development of affiliations and partnerships that enhance operations and content initiatives.

Announcement: New Board Structure

Apr 5, 2016

Contact: Hilary Silverboard
SVP Marketing & Business Strategy
Phone: (678) 686-0349