Originally filed Wednesday, December 26, 2018 by RODNEY HOfirstname.lastname@example.org on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog
News 95.5 and AM 750 WSB veteran Condace Pressley and former Public Broadcasting Atlanta chief John Weatherford have been inducted into the 2019 Georgia Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame.
Pressley, who has been with WSB for more than 30 years, was already inducted into the Georgia Radio Hall of Fame in 2016.
She has had almost every job at WSB over the years including news reporter, news anchor, morning show producer, assignment editor, managing editor, assistant news director and program operations manager.
In August, she took over for Jocelyn Dorsey as community affairs director for Cox Media Atlanta, which also includes this newspaper (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution) and WSB-TV.
“I love what I am doing now and I loved what I did before,” she texted me today. “Each day is different and I continue to learn something new every day.”
She said she’s most proud of helping create the annual WSB Careathon for the Aflac Cancer Center at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta for WSB. Over 18 years, WSB listeners have donated more than $23 million to the center.
“Atlanta is the city too busy to hate,” she continued. “To have a job where the goal is putting that compassion into action is a dream come true.”
Weatherford ran PBA from 2004 to 2015, helping solidify the radio station (WABE-FM) and TV station (PBA30) finances and build its local news staff.
He was also a reporter, anchor, producer and executive producer for WAGA-TV for 15 years when it was a CBS affiliate.
He has been working as a producer for documentaries, including “The Wanderer,” about one of the last slave ships to arrive on American soil, which happened in November of 1858 on Jekyll Island. It aired last month on Georgia Public Broadcasting.
The induction of the 2019 class will take place January 24th in Athens at a special luncheon. Information regarding the full schedule of events and tickets can be found here for $40 apiece.
WSB and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution are both part of Cox Media Group.
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