Jean Ross

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WAOK Gets Ready For Another Season Of Wednesday WindDown Concerts

It’s time for another season of Wednesday WindDown Concerts at Centennial Olympic Park. This year there are some changes in effect so please read carefully so you will know the low down. Wednesday WindDown concerts […]

WAOK-AM–12 hours ago

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Noted Civil Rights Journalist Claude Sitton Dead

ATLANTA (AP) — Journalist Claude Sitton, who was a leader among reporters covering the civil rights movement in the South in the 1950s and ’60s and later won a Pulitzer Prize for distinguished commentary, has died. […]

WAOK-AM–03/10/2015

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Former Atlanta School Superintendent Dr. Beverly Hall Dies

Dr. Beverly Hall former Superintendent of the Atlanta Public Schools has died from breast cancer. Dr. Hall had been suffering from stage four breast cancer since 2011. According to court documents in the Atlanta Public […]

WAOK-AM–03/02/2015

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Family Denies Media Reports That Bobbi Kristina Will Be Taken Off Life Support Wednesday

As fans and supporters of Bobbi Kristina Brown continue to pray for her recovery, the attorney for the 21-year-old’s father, R&B singer Bobby Brown, is threatening to take action against media outlets who the family says […]

02/10/2015

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NAACP Jubilee Day

Start the new year right by joining the Atlanta NAACP’s  2015 annual observance of the Emancipation Proclamation at Jubilee Day on Thursday, January 1, 2015.  This year’s event, themed “Where Do We Go From Here?” […]

WAOK-AM–12/30/2014

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Mayor Reed Unveils New Streetcar

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, A.J. Robinson, President of the Central Atlanta Progress,  Keith Parker, CEO of MARTA and Yvette Taylor, Regional Administrator of the Federal Transit Administration will be among the first to take a ride on […]

WAOK-AM–12/29/2014

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An “Architect of Atlanta” Dies At 83

Atlanta has lost one of it’s founding fathers. Those words from Congressman John Lewis were used to describe the death of Herman Russell known as the architect for much of Atlanta. Mr. Russell died peacefully on […]

WAOK-AM–11/16/2014

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Weekend Voting Locations in Fulton DeKalb and Clayton Counties

Fulton County registered voters can vote on Saturday and Sunday this weekend.    Nineteen locations will be open for early voting  October 25 – 26. Fulton County is offering more weekend voting opportunities than any other […]

WAOK-AM–10/20/2014

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The Final Wednesday Wind Down Concert Of The Year

It’s so hard to believe the Wednesday WindDown season is almost over but it is. September will end the free after work concert series at Centennial Olympic Park. Every third Wednesday WAOK is your host […]

WAOK-AM–09/15/2014

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What’s Happening In Atlanta For Labor Day Weekend 2014

ATLANTA (WAOK)-Get ready for one of the busiest weekends of the year in Atlanta.  Labor Day Weekend offers everything from college football to free concerts to sci-fi parades. Check out the list below and enjoy your weekend […]

WAOK-AM–08/25/2014

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