TV/radio briefs: Steve Goss farewell, Adult Swim drive-in tour Sept. 29, Triumph Awards

By RODNEY HO, originally filed Friday, September 4, 2015

Steve Goss kept his farewell from the 90.1/WABE-FM hosting chair of "Morning Edition" brief and not too mushy. He thanked his radio colleagues and the listeners for their support and noted he would continue to be heard working with Mara Davis weekly on "Mara's Music Mix" and monthly with Cliff Kuhn to talk Georgia history.

"I don't want to say goodbye completely," he said this morning. "How about, til next time? Thanks!"

He retired from the radio business after 36 years: 27 years at Peach and Lite 94.9 and eight more at WABE.

Listen here to his farewell:

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Credit: Rodney Ho

Credit: Rodney Ho

If you're a big fan of Adult Swim, the network is holding a six week, 15-city national pop-up drive-in tour that stops in its hometown of Atlanta on Wednesday, Sept. 29.

UPDATE: Due to rain, the event was cancelled. If there is a make-up date, I will certainly inform you.

Organizers will set up an inflatable screen in the parking lot off Ivan Allen Jr. Ave. and Gray St. at the Georgia World Congress Center yellow lot. The gates open at 7. Show starts at 8:30 p.m. There, folks 18 and up who RSVP here can attend for free.

Adult Swim will screen un-aired episodes of "Rick and Morty," "Robot Chicken," "Squidbillies," "Mike Tyson Mysteries," "Tim and Eric's Bedtime Stories" and "Black Jesus," as well as upcoming series "Neon Joe." There will be free meals from local food trucks as well as trivia and prizes.

And for those who like to hear an executive justify a marketing event in a press release, here ya go:

"Our strategy for events is to create something that allows our fans to connect with us and connect with each other, and to build on the strong relationship we've established with them through the linear network and our digital and social presence," said Amantha Walden, senior director, talent and events, Adult Swim. "The Drive-In tour idea stemmed from our desire to create a fun, easily portable experience that focused on our content and gave our fans a special experience."

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Credit: Rodney Ho

Credit: Rodney Ho

The National Action Network (NAN) and Reverend Al Sharpton have joined with TV One for the first-ever television broadcast of the Triumph Awards.

It will be held at 200 Peachtree downtown on Saturday, Sept. 12.

Hosted by Tichina Arnold, the ceremony will honor several African-American notables including local civil rights leader Rev. Dr. Joseph Echols Lowery; award-winning singer and humanitarian John Legend; recording artist and philanthropist Tyrese Gibson; Emmy-award® winning comedienne, actress and producer Wanda Sykes; and Chief Diversity Officer and Global Director of Education and External Relations for Intel Rosalind Hudnell.

Performers include Jazmine Sullivan, Estelle and Ledisi.

The awards special will premiere on TV One in October.

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