2017 BEST OF ATLANTA AWARDS
Serious times have inspired LGBT Atlantans to favor the astute perspective of public radio over Top 40 divas, as (wabe.org) won a somewhat surprising victory as best radio station. WABE has long been a favorite of the community for its indepth reporting and on-air talent, but real news has never been as important now that we’re living under a president who peddles alternative realities.
Second-place finisher (www. q100atlanta.com) remains a go-to station for music, as does (www.b985.com), which finished third.
B98.5 Writer/Playwright WABE 90.1 Q100
Clockwise from above: Out Front Theatre Company won Best Theater for the first time, Royce Hall nabbed Best Performance Artist/Visual Artist and investigative reporter Jim Burress and the staff at WABE won Best Radio Station. (File and courtesy photos)
Performance Artist/Visual Artist