Georgia Association Of Broadcasters Announces Hall Of Fame Class Of 2016
February 26, 2016 at 1:40 PM (PT)
The GEORGIA ASSOCIATION OF BROADCASTERS awarded the future of broadcasting and honored the present talent of the industry last week during its HALL OF FAME and SCHOLARSHIP luncheon.
The GAB inducted four broadcast icons into its HALL OF FAME during a ceremony that included remarks from several legends of the industry and past inductees. This year’s inductees included broadcasting icon JIM WILCOX of WALB TV in ALBANY; radio and community advocate champion JIM "JIMBO" MARTIN, current PMB BROADCASTING owner in COLUMBUS, GA; two-time NAB Board Member representative for small market radio RANDY GRAWLEY, CEO of TRI-STATE COMMUNICATIONS in JASPER, GA; and pioneer television anchor and longtime WSB-TV Director of Public Affairs JOCELYN DORSEY of ATLANTA.
Five $1500 scholarships were also handed out to deserving broadcasting students.
““We think it is a great synergy to recognize the future of the industry on the same day we honor people who contributed so much to building broadcasting to what we are today,” said GAB President BOB HOUGHTON.
This year’s HALL OF FAME class brings the total number of inductees to 77 since its inception. The GAB has given 34 scholarships since 2006 totaling over $50,000.
The 2016 HALL OF FAME INDUCTION AND SCHOLARSHIP CEREMONY was held at UGA’s RICHARD B. RUSSELL SPECIAL COLLECTIONS LIBRARY.