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Georgia Association of Broadcasters "It's a great day to be a broadcaster in Georgia" For more information visit www.gab.org. The Georgia Association of Broadcasters (GAB) is the trade association that represents the interests of Georgia’s over-the-air radio and television licensees who reach more than 95% of Georgia’s population every week.

Our membership is comprised of more than 500 radio and television broadcasters. GAB provides technical, regulatory, and advocacy support to our members as well as offering continuing professional enrichment opportunities designed to keep Georgia broadcasters at the forefront of the industry. For more information refer to www.gab.org.

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Georgia radio is mourning the loss of GAB Hall of Fame member Byron Dobbs. Known as the “Voice of Cherokee,” the Woodsto...
07/29/2022

Georgia radio is mourning the loss of GAB Hall of Fame member Byron Dobbs. Known as the “Voice of Cherokee,” the Woodstock native and lifelong Cherokee County resident had a long and distinguished career of more than 65 years in radio broadcasting that began in 1957 at WCHK radio station in Canton soon after his graduation from Cherokee High School. WLJA 101.1 FM

Sosebee Funeral Home of Canton has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements. Visitation will be held on Friday, July 29 4:00–8:00 p.m. and Saturday, July 30 from 2:00–7:00 p.m. The funeral will be held at Sosebee Funeral Home Chapel on Sunday, July 31 at 3:00 p.m.

Legendary North Georgia Broadcaster Dies

Canton, Georgia— July 28, 2022 —

Legendary North Georgia Broadcaster Dies

Canton, Georgia— July 28, 2022 —
Beloved local radio personality and Georgia Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame member Byron Lamar Dobbs of Canton died peacefully on Thursday, July 28, 2022, at the age of 86.

Known as the “Voice of Cherokee,” the Woodstock native and lifelong Cherokee County resident had a long and distinguished career of more than 65 years in radio broadcasting that began in 1957 at WCHK radio station in Canton soon after his graduation from Cherokee High School.

After spending 40 years at WCHK, 35 of those as station manager, Byron, as he was affectionately known throughout North Georgia, became a partner and owner in 1998 at WLJA radio station and Tri-State Communications in Jasper where he worked until 2021.

“Byron loved the radio business and he loved teaching other people about the industry. I will be forever grateful to him for being my mentor, my friend, and my business partner over the past 25 years. He, his voice, and his wisdom will be missed dearly,” Tri-State Communications President and CEO Randy Gravley said.

Byron is fondly remembered by the community as the voice on the radio that kept listeners informed of the latest news, election coverage, deaths, and other important events of the day. He was also beloved as the announcer for local high school sports.

“I clearly remember the first time I heard Byron Dobbs on the radio. It was 1964, I was 12 years old, and my family was new to Canton. I was camping out behind my house with a new friend who had brought a transistor radio. Byron’s strong and distinctive voice made an immediate impression on me, as it did on everyone who heard it. I enjoyed hearing it for 58 years,” Cherokee County Commission Chair Harry Johnston said.

Johnston also praised Dobb’s commitment to the community and love of Cherokee County.

“I was also honored to get to know Byron personally. He was an important community leader, through his radio work and his huge network of relationships. But his greatest legacy is that he was the finest example of a true gentleman I’ve ever known. I’ll never live up to his model, but I’ll always aspire to it,” Johnston said.

In 2017, Dobbs was awarded the prestigious First Citizen by the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce for his unselfish and devoted lifetime of service to Cherokee County and its residents. He also received the Lamar Haley Community Service Award from the Rotary Club of Canton that year.

“Byron Dobbs was more than a voice on a radio dial. He was a friend to many, even the people he never met who dubbed him their trusted newsman and would recognize his voice to this day. He was a historian who reported on stories over 65 years in radio that brought smiles to listeners’ faces while others evoked tears,” Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce President Pam Carnes said. “It goes without saying that Cherokee County is quite different than when Byron’s career began, yet our community will never again be the same as the man behind the microphone has signed off for the last time.”

Byron was inducted into the Cherokee County Sports Hall of Fame in 2018 and was its first member from the contributor category for his work broadcasting local high school sports on the radio.

On the state level, he received numerous awards and recognitions including Georgia Association of Broadcasters’ Broadcaster of the Year, and a member of the Georgia Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame.

Long-time friend and Georgia Speaker of the House David Ralston remembered Dobbs fondly. “I have had the great pleasure of knowing and having the friendship of Byron Dobbs for some 60 years. Byron spread cheer wherever he went. He enjoyed his friends, he loved being a radio guy and he loved the Cherokee County community like no one else. There will never be another like him, but I count it as a blessing that he was part of my life and that of so many others.” Ralston said.

In his illustrious career, Byron achieved many accomplishments, including being a main contributor and subject of the book, “The Glory Days of WCHK”, and a partner in Tri-State Communications Inc., Exponent Broadcasting, and Dobbs and Cline Consulting. He interviewed elected officials including President Jimmy Carter and celebrities such as NASCAR driver Bill Elliott, performers Kenny Rogers, Conway Twitty and Minnie Pearl and was the first to chart country artist Travis Tritt.

Active in the community, Byron was a member of the Board of the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce, member of the Cherokee County Historical Society, Sequoyah Regional Library Board, Emeritus Director of the Cherokee Sports Hall of Fame, honorary member of Ellijay Rotary Club, A-Day for Reinhardt University Committee, Cherokee Clean & Beautiful Commission, and organizer of the Easter Community Sunrise Service at Cherokee Memorial Park. Dobbs also served in the Georgia National Guard.

Dobbs was honored with the Daughters of the American Revolution Excellence in Community Service Award, with a Cherokee County proclamation for Byron Dobbs Day, Byron Dobbs Day in the City of Canton, Georgia House of Representatives Resolution for Distinguished Career, Georgia Senate Bill commending his Community Leadership, and the Georgia State School Board’s Beacon Award.

Dobbs is survived by several nieces and nephews.

Sosebee Funeral Home of Canton is in charge of the funeral arrangements. Details will be announced when they become available.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Cherokee County Historical Society at historycherokee.org/donate or mailed to History Cherokee, P.O. Box 1287, Canton, GA 30169.

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We're excited to announce the Broadcasters Foundation's first annual Radio Giving Day – a day to come together as one community with one common goal and support radio professionals in need of financial assistance due to a critical illness, accident, or disaster.

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GABCON Session Proposals are due TUESDAY! 🎤 Whether you are a veteran broadcaster, or someone new to the industry, we en...
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GABCON Session Proposals are due TUESDAY! 🎤 Whether you are a veteran broadcaster, or someone new to the industry, we encourage all individuals interested to submit a proposal and share their knowledge with their peers. 🔗 https://form.jotform.com/90016200295142

The first of our four Political Digital Dollars 101 Sessions is TOMORROW! 🎉There's still time to register for these sess...
04/27/2022

The first of our four Political Digital Dollars 101 Sessions is TOMORROW! 🎉There's still time to register for these sessions! 🔗 https://www.gab.org/political-digital-dollars-101/

Meet Our Speakers!

Dr. Amanda Bright: Amanda Bright teaches classes in multiplatform journalism and projects, as well as graphics. She also serves as the managing editor for the Grady Newsource digital presence.

Martha Zoller: Martha Zoller is pundit, analyst and former political candidate, and conservative academic who now has a her own political talk show on WDUN AM/FM.

The GAB Presents: Political Digital Dollars 101! 💰Everything you need to know digital advertising during this political ...
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2022 Fellowship Profile: Bob Houghton - Grady College

Congratulations to our very own, Bob Houghton for being named one of the 2022 Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Georgia Fellows! 🥳

Congratulations to Bob Houghton, a 2022 Grady College Fellowship inductee, who president of the Georgia Association of Broadcasters.

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We had a great week in Washington at the National Association of Broadcasters State Leadership Conference meeting with our Georgia legislators discussing important issues impacting our Georgia Broadcasters. 📝

We are now accepting entires for our 2022 GABBY Awards! 🏆Submit your very best work to be recognized by the GAB by Monda...
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We are now accepting entires for our 2022 GABBY Awards! 🏆
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Calling all Georgia Radio Stations! The National Association of Broadcasters is accepting entires for the 2022 NAB Crystal Radio Awards until January 31st. Represent your state and submit your entries here: 🏆https://www.nab.org/events/awards/overview.asp?id=1927

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01/05/2022

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The GAB is pleased to announce our 2022 Hall of Fame Class! (Swipe right ➡️) Registration information is coming soon! Use this link to read more about the GAB Hall of Fame! https://www.gab.org/hall-of-fame/

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11/30/2021

Today is ! The GAB was a founding partner of GAgives back in 2012! 💰 Now in 2021 we are asking all broadcasters to continue the tradition of participating! Donate here: 🔗 https://www.gagives.org/giving-events/gagt21

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10/29/2021

With heavy hearts, we pass along the news that Jovita Moore has passed away following her battle with brain cancer.

We ask that you keep her family, friends, and all the people that had the pleasure of working with and knowing her in your thoughts and prayers today.

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10/11/2021

The Georgia Association of Broadcasters is looking for volunteers to help present awards during the 2021 GABBY Awards on Saturday, October 23rd. This is a VOLUNTEER, UNPAID opportunity and you MUST already have purchased a ticket to attend the GABBY Awards.

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I heard viewers could send in questions? WHERE? Here is my question for Governor Kemp: Since many of us are aware of the fact that all virus, bacteria and mold spores can be killed immediately with an ozone machine and the same can be cured with colloidal silver, what are your feelings about the medical establishment protecting their own financial interests at the cost of human lives and suffering by keeping this information quiet? The widespread knowledge of this could even save Medicare and Medicaid by greatly reducing ER visits, long term hospital stays, Doctor visits, and medications. January 22, 2020

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As an ardent researcher in many different fields some discoveries over the years have purposely been hidden away to protect Big Pharma’s massive profits. Some of these discoveries, it utilized could, in addition to healing and creating an atmosphere of less suffering for millions of people worldwide, save our own Medicare and Medicaid programs.
Getting right to it, first of all there is a solution called ‘silver colloid’ which quite simply is microscopic silver particles in water. The brand I used to cure my killer staph infection which had me in bed for three months, dying, only took ten days to completely cure. Living is a wetland area I later cured myself of Lyme Disease in two weeks using the same silver colloid. I can only recommend Mesosilver as my personal experience was with this particular brand.
About forty years ago I discovered the properties of ozone in relation to fighting communicable disease. I had to build my own ozone machine. It and its replacements have run 24/7 for all this time. Although Big Pharma has most likely been the culprit in having the FDA issue a warning, Im 77 years old and healthy as a mule. No communicable disease in this household. When they first came on the market they were priced around $650.00 but today with mass production the average cost is around $100.00 and even less for smaller models which could be used in public bathrooms to eliminate all, I said “All” disease germs. Instantly kills the AIDS virus on contact for example and it would take at least 20 minutes in pure Clorox! Ozone will permeate every inch of homes/office.
The ozone produced in the machine is a very small amount especially compared with a lightning storm. That lightning is what cleanses the atmosphere. Have you ever seen a sign that said, “Do not breathe while near a thunderstorm?” I don’t think so. Without a positive mentality to cure not just treat contagious disease, no clinical tests will ever be performed. If you were dying from a contagious repertory disease, would you want to give it a go? I absolutely would!
Germs cannot, as with the silver, ever become immune and the Chinese are currently fearing a mutation of the germs creating a public health emergency there.
In layman’s terms, the microscopic silver particles in water do not work the same way as antibiotics. When the bacteria or virus uses it to hydrate, it cuts their guts apart.
The ozone produced by the machines is O3 allowing a very unstable electron to be pulled into the outer ring but is very unstable. When it comes in contact with other atoms it can be pulled away. In the event such nearby atoms are bacteria or virus, the germs are electrocuted on a microscopic scale.
The essence of this exercise is to make public the potential of these two discoveries as preventative and curative properties. When I go out in large crowds I spray my throat and nostrils with the silver colloids in water. Simple as that. You can take the silver internally and also apply it externally to wounds.PS: An ozone machine costs around $50.00 and a bottle of MESOSILVER costs around $35.00 on ebay or amazon!
For all our media friends who knew and loved John Simmons, it will make you feel sad to know that John passed away early last Saturday morning. John was our Chief Engieer at WAGH, Magic 98, in Columbus, Ga for many years. Art’s friendship with John began, however, when John worked at WRBL. John was as dependable and as honest as the day was long and he was well respected in the broadcast community. He started his own consulting company, Simmons Communications, and repaired Radio and TV stations all over GA and the country, as well as all over the world. Visitation will be at 10 am at Striffler Hamby, Macon Rd, Columbus on Wednesday, October 17th. His funeral service will be at 11 am at the Chapel at Striffler Hamby, Macon Road, Columbus, Ga. following the visitation.
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If this is the HC system you want for America, contact your Congressman and Senators, and share this information with others you think can help, especially your relatives, friends, professional colleagues and acquaintances.
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Hi, RESPONSIBLE AND RESPECTABLE CITIZENS !

ONLY SCIENCE (scientific investigation) IS ABLE TO UNMASK A FARCE, AND WORLD SHOULD KNOW THAT …
Dungeons of democracy. ( Yes, they indeed exist !!)
We are talking about numerous forms of violence to silence independent journalists and other categories of decent citizens -.bullying, sabotage, persecution, Work Harassment …
Violations of values and principles. That’s the way to do it.
Who would dare to support such an insanity ??? A crime …
A genuinely democratic Nation? Unthinkable.
It’s something to think about …
Resistance is what we do with what's been done to us …
And EDUCATION is our best bet. Autonomous, creative, innovative thinking. Media-critical and self-reflecting citizens.
Dungeons of cynical and hypocritical Democracies, NEVER AGAIN !
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