Steve Goss

Host, Morning Edition

Steve Goss was first allowed inside a radio station when he interned as a writer and producer for Atlanta News/Talk station WGST. When he was hired by sister station, WPCH (“Peach”), he embarked on a broadcasting career that few in Atlanta have matched. Recently, Steve’s 25+ year tenure on the air and extensive community service was recognized with a “Lifetime Achievement Award” presented by Atlanta Achievement in Radio and the March of Dimes.

Steve is a familiar face around Atlanta, too, as a volunteer for numerous charitable events and fundraisers, and as a sought after Master of Ceremonies at social functions. A graduate of Emory University (M.A., 1976), Steve has received several awards for broadcast journalism, including the Ohio State Award and United Press International’s “Best Radio Feature” prize for his “Peach of a City” series. In 1987 he was named an “Outstanding Georgia Citizen” by the office of the Secretary of State.

Steve enjoys baseball, running..and gardening. He lives in Stone Mountain with his wife, Karen; they have 2 sons—Corey and Garrett.

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8:39 am
Mon November 24, 2014

Project Darasani: Helping to Make School Affordable in Tanzania

Saloni Sharma (with glasses) and friends in Tanzania.
Credit Rupesh Sharma

Tanzania in East Africa may be familiar to many in the West as home to popular tourist destinations like the Serengeti National Park, but it's also a country with a poor rural population where many children cannot afford to attend school - even though Tanzania has a free public education system.

That's a fact not lost on Johns Creek Northview High School student Saloni Sharma during a visit two years ago.  What she saw inspired her to found the non-profit organization, "Project Darasani" (darasani is the Swahili word for classroom).  

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Mara's Music Mix
6:34 am
Fri November 21, 2014

Mara's Music Mix: Nov. 21-26

Steve Goss and Mara Davis
Credit Evan Jang / WABE

For nearly two decades, Mara Davis was a well-known voice on Atlanta's FM airwaves, first on Z-93, and then on Dave FM.

Now she joins WABE's Steve Goss each Friday for a preview of weekend music events.

Mara's Music Mix for November 21-26:

Justin Townes Earle at Variety Playhouse; Friday, Nov. 21

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6:35 am
Fri November 14, 2014

Mara's Music Mix: Nov. 14-17

Mara's Music Mix hosts Steve Goss and Mara Davis
Credit Evan Jang / WABE

For nearly two decades, Mara Davis was a well-known voice on Atlanta's FM airwaves, first on Z-93, and then on Dave FM.

Now she joins WABE's Steve Goss each Friday for a preview of weekend music events.

 

Mara's Music Mix for Nov. 14-17:

Mary Chapin Carpenter with Tift Merritt at the Variety Playhouse; Friday, Nov. 14

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6:39 am
Thu November 13, 2014

This Day in History: UAW Stages Sitdown Stike at Lakewood GM Plant

The view looking south on McDonough Boulevard--in front of the Lakewood Assembly Plant (1947)
Credit Georgia State University Library

This Sunday is Nov. 16.  If we were to turn Atlanta's clock back 78 years to that date in 1936, we'd be witness to the United Autoworkers Union's first automobile sitdown strike - an event staged at the Lakewood General Motors plant on McDonough Boulevard.  Georgia State University Associate Professor of History Dr. Clifford Kuhn revisits the strike with WABE's Steve Goss...

  

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Features
8:39 am
Wed November 12, 2014

'Tis the Season: Open Enrollment for Medicare Ends Dec. 7, 2014

Jae Oh, author of "Maximize Your Medicare"

Medicare as it currently exists includes four parts:  Medicare Part A covers hospitalization costs; Part B, medical services; Part C, Medicare Advantage; and Part D, prescription drugs.  The open enrollment period for this fall will expire on Dec. 7, 2014 - hence the flood of ads for various plans in the mail, online, and on TV.  

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Features
7:58 am
Fri November 7, 2014

Maria Saporta Reflects on Her Conversation with Hank Aaron

Maria Saporta
Credit Saporta report

It's been more than 40 years since Hank Aaron broke Babe Ruth's long-held career homerun record before a sold-out crowd at Atlanta Stadium.  Recently, veteran Atlanta journalist Maria Saporta sat down with Hank Aaron and his wife Billye for an interview for the Atlanta Business Chronicle.

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Mara's Music Mix
6:35 am
Fri November 7, 2014

Mara's Music Mix: November 7-9

Mara's Music Mix hosts Steve Goss and Mara Davis
Credit Evan Jang / WABE

For nearly two decades, Mara Davis was a well-known voice on Atlanta's FM airwaves, first on Z-93, and then on Dave FM.

Now she joins WABE's Steve Goss each Friday for a preview of weekend music events.

 

Mara's Music Mix for November 7-9:

Preservation Hall Jazz Band & Allen Toussaint at the Ferst Center for the Arts; Friday November 7

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Local
8:39 am
Thu November 6, 2014

Atlanta Botanical Garden Continues Its Evolution: A Conversation with CEO Mary Pat Matheson

Mary Pat Matheson, President and CEO of the Atlanta Botanical Garden, poses in the Asian garden.
Credit Atlanta Botanical Garden

  This fall the Atlanta Botanical Garden announced the launch of its next capital campaign.  The $40 million goal will fund a varied wish list of repairs and new features on the Garden's 30-acre site adjacent to Piedmont Park.  

Mary Pat Matheson has been President and CEO of the Garden since 2002.  Recently she spoke with WABE's Steve Goss.

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Music
6:39 am
Mon November 3, 2014

Beatles' Long-time Secretary Shares Her Story: A Conversation with Freda Kelly

Beatles' secretary Freda Kelly
Credit www.dailymail.co.uk / www.dailymail.co.uk

Like many teenaged girls in Liverpool, England in the early 1960s, Freda Kelly saw the Beatles perform at the Cavern Club when the band was just a local favorite.

It was a chance meeting at that club with the Beatles' manager Brian Epstein that would change her life.  Her experiences as the Beatles' secretary for more than ten years have been retold in a documentary called "Good Ol' Freda."

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Mara's Music Mix
6:35 am
Fri October 31, 2014

Mara's Music Mix: October 31-November 6

Mara's Music Mix hosts Steve Goss and Mara Davis
Credit Evan Jang / WABE

For nearly two decades, Mara Davis was a well-known voice on Atlanta's FM airwaves, first on Z-93, and then on Dave FM.

Now she joins WABE's Steve Goss each Friday for a preview of weekend music events.

 

Mara's Music Mix for October 31-November 6:

ATL Collective Presents Michael Jackson's Thriller at Vinyl; Friday October 31

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8:31 am
Fri October 24, 2014

Mara's Music Mix: October 25-26

Mara's Music Mix hosts Steve Goss and Mara Davis
Credit Evan Jang / WABE

For nearly two decades, Mara Davis was a well-known voice on Atlanta's FM airwaves, first on Z-93, and then on Dave FM.

Now she joins WABE's Steve Goss each Friday for a preview of weekend music events.

Mara's Music Mix for October 25-26:

Los Lobos at the Rialto; Saturday October 25

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8:13 am
Fri October 17, 2014

Mara's Music Mix: October 17-20

Steve Goss and Mara Davis
Credit Evan Jang / WABE

For nearly two decades, Mara Davis was a well-known voice on Atlanta's FM airwaves, first on Z-93, and then on Dave FM.

Now she joins WABE's Steve Goss each Friday for a preview of weekend music events.

Mara's Music Mix for October 17-20:

Ziggy Marley at Variety Playhouse; Friday October 17

Jason Isbell with John Prine at Fox Theatre; Saturday October 18

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Features
6:39 am
Mon October 13, 2014

This Day in History: Maynard Jackson Elected Mayor of Atlanta

Mayor-elect Maynard Jackson with his mother Dr. Irene Dobbs Jackson (left) and his wife, Bunnie
Credit Atlanta Journal-Constitution / Atlanta Journal-Constitution

This Thursday is October 16th.  If we were to turn our city's clock back 41 years to that date in 1973, we'd hear news that Maynard Jackson had just been elected Atlanta's first African American mayor.  Georgia State University Associate professor of History Dr. Clifford Kuhn revisits the event with WABE's Steve Goss...  

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Mara's Music Mix
6:40 am
Fri October 10, 2014

Mara's Music Mix: October 10 & 11

Mara's Music Mix hosts Steve Goss and Mara Davis
Credit Evan Jang / WABE

For nearly two decades, Mara Davis was a well-known voice on Atlanta's FM airwaves, first on Z-93, and then on Dave FM.

Now she joins WABE's Steve Goss each Friday for a preview of weekend music events.

Mara's Music Mix for October 10-11:

Drive By Truckers with St. Paul and the Broken Bones at the Tabernacle; Friday October 10

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8:39 am
Thu October 9, 2014

Baby Boomers' Concern Over Health Care Costs in Retirement Not Matched by Planning

Howard Joe, Senior Vice President-Wealth Management, with Merrill Lynch
Credit Douglas Sweeney / Merrill Lynch

Recent studies conducted by Merrill Lynch and the research and consulting firm, Age Wave, found that health care costs in retirement dominate the concerns of most Americans over fifty.  Howard Joe, a wealth management advisor with Merrill Lynch, discussed the study's results with WABE's Steve Goss...

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Music
6:39 am
Wed October 8, 2014

2014 Georgia Music Hall of Fame Awards Include Lady Antebellum, Wet Willie, Ed Roland

The Recording Academy's Michele Caplinger
Credit Bubba Carr

On Saturday, October 11th, the 36th annual Georgia Music Hall of Fame Awards ceremony will take place at the Georgia World Congress Center.  Michele Caplinger, Senior Executive Director of the Atlanta chapter of The Recording Academy, previews the event with WABE's Steve Goss...

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Mara's Music Mix
6:35 am
Fri October 3, 2014

Mara's Music Mix: October 3-5

Steve Goss and Mara Davis
Credit Evan Jang / WABE

For nearly two decades, Mara Davis was a well-known voice on Atlanta's FM airwaves, first on Z-93, and then on Dave FM.

Now she joins WABE's Steve Goss each Friday for a preview of weekend music events.

Mara's Music Mix for October 3-5:

Atlanta Cheese Festival at Atlanta Botanical Garden; Friday October 3

Curtis Harding at Goat Farm; Saturday October 4

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Mara's Music Mix
6:30 am
Fri September 26, 2014

Mara's Music Mix: September 26-28

Mara's Music Mix hosts Steve Goss and Mara Davis
Credit Evan Jang / WABE

For nearly two decades, Mara Davis was a well-known voice on Atlanta's FM airwaves, first on Z-93, and then on Dave FM.

Now she joins WABE's Steve Goss each Friday for a preview of weekend music events.

Mara's Music Mix for September 26-28:

TomorrowWorld in Chattahoochee Hills; September 26 – 28

Brother Hawk at the Basement; Friday September 26

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6:39 am
Thu September 25, 2014

This Day in History: Bobby Jones Wins Golf's Grand Slam

Bobby Jones
Credit wordpress.com

This Saturday is September 27th.  If we were to turn Atlanta's clock back 84 years to that date in 1930, we'd hear news that Atlanta golfer Bobby Jones had just completed winning the sport's four major tournaments all in the same year--the so-called 'Grand Slam' of golf.  Jones was considered the best golfer of his era, and perhaps the best amateur golfer in history.  Georgia State University Associate Professor of History Clifford Kuhn revisits the event with WABE's Steve Goss...

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Arts
6:39 am
Wed September 24, 2014

Saving the Fox: A Celebration!

Fox Theatre President and CEO Allan Vella.

  There was a time in this fair city when our most beloved landmark was in danger of demolition.  That was 1974.  

Now, forty years later the Fox Theatre is thriving--a storied and successful evolution worth celebrating.  Recently, Allan Vella, President and CEO of the Fox Theatre, spoke with WABE's Steve Goss...

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Features
8:39 am
Mon September 22, 2014

Atlanta Attorney Named a 2014 MacArthur Genius Grant Recipient

Jonathan Rapping, founder and president of Gideon's Prmise
Credit Gideon's Promise

Last week, the MacArthur Foundation announced the 2014 recipients of its Genius Grants.  The grants include a $625,000 prize awarded to a variety of people for their exceptional creativity in addressing important issues and for their promise for future advances in their fields.  Atlanta attorney Jonathan Rapping was one of the Fellows named.

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Mara's Music Mix
7:51 am
Fri September 19, 2014

Mara's Music Mix: September 19-27

Steve Goss and Mara Davis
Credit Evan Jang / WABE

For nearly two decades, Mara Davis was a well-known voice on Atlanta's FM airwaves, first on Z-93, and then on Dave FM.

Now she joins WABE's Steve Goss each Friday for a preview of weekend music events.

Mara's Music Mix for September 19-27:

Garth Brooks at Philips Arena; September 19, 20, 21, 26 & 27

Music Midtown at Piedmont Park; Friday September 19 & 20

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Mara's Music Mix
6:35 am
Fri September 12, 2014

Mara's Music Mix: September 12-14

Mara's Music Mix hosts Steve Goss and Mara Davis
Credit Evan Jang / WABE

For nearly two decades, Mara Davis was a well-known voice on Atlanta's FM airwaves, first on Z-93, and then on Dave FM.

Now she joins WABE's Steve Goss each Friday for a preview of weekend music events.

 

Mara's Music Mix for September 12-14:

Ed Sheeran at Gwinnett Center; Friday September 12

The Producers at Duluth Festival Center; Friday September 12

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Features
6:39 am
Wed September 10, 2014

New Blog Unveils Old Atlanta

Atlanta Historic Block Party blog
Credit Geoff Hetherington

What if you could peel back the layers of development along Atlanta's streets and city blocks?  A new blog site called Atlanta Historic Block Party attempts to do just that by revealing how portions of our city evolved over the decades.  Geoff Hetherington is the blog's creator.  Recently, he spoke with WABE's Steve Goss...

     

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Mara's Music Mix
8:34 am
Fri September 5, 2014

Mara's Music Mix: September 5-11

Steve Goss and Mara Davis
Credit Evan Jang / WABE

For nearly two decades, Mara Davis was a well-known voice on Atlanta's FM airwaves, first on Z-93, and then on Dave FM.

Now she joins WABE's Steve Goss each Friday for a preview of weekend music events.

Mara's Music Mix for September 5-11:

Meltasia Music Festival at Cherokee Farms; Friday to Sunday September 5-7

The Revivalists at Terminal West; Saturday September 6

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Features
8:39 am
Wed September 3, 2014

Bankrate.com Survey: Over One-Third of Americans Have No Retirement Savings

Bankrate.com Chief Financial Analyst Greg McBride
Credit Bankrate.com

Have you saved enough...or any money...for your retirement?  No?  Well, you're not alone according to the latest poll by Bankrate.com, a financial services website.  Greg McBride is Bankrate.com's chief financial analyst, who recently spoke with WABE's Steve Goss...

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Mara's Music Mix
6:35 am
Fri August 29, 2014

Mara's Music Mix: August 29-30

Mara Davis and Steve Goss
Credit WABE

For nearly two decades, Mara Davis was a well-known voice on Atlanta's FM airwaves, first on Z-93, and then on Dave FM.

Now she joins WABE's Steve Goss each Friday for a preview of weekend music events.

 

Mara's Music Mix for August 29-30:

The Last Waltz Ensemble at Smith's Olde Bar; Friday August 29

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Features
8:39 am
Wed August 27, 2014

Hundreds of Authors to Descend on Decatur for Weekend Book Festival

Philip Rafshoon (left) and Daren Wang
Credit AJC Decatur Book Festival / AJC Decatur Book Festival

The 9th annual AJC Decatur Book Festival is this Labor Day weekend.  From Friday through Sunday, about 600 authors, artists and performers will participate in what has become the nation's largest independent book festival.  The festival's executive director Daren Wang, and program director Philip Rafshoon recently shared some of the weekend's featured attractions with WABE's Steve Goss...  

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Mara's Music Mix
7:04 am
Fri August 22, 2014

Mara's Music Mix: August 22-24

Mara Davis and Steve Goss talk Atlanta music.
Credit Dan Raby / WABE

For nearly two decades, Mara Davis was a well-known voice on Atlanta's FM airwaves, first on Z-93, and then on Dave FM.

Now she joins WABE's Steve Goss each Friday for a preview of weekend music events.

Mara's Music Mix for August 22-24:

Old Crow Medicine Show and Shovels and Rope at Verizon Wireless Ampitheatre; Friday August 22

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Features
8:39 am
Wed August 20, 2014

"The Bitter Southerner" Celebrates its Anniversary with a New Business Model

Editor in chief Chuck Reece, "The Bitter Southerner"
Credit Aaron Coury / http://aaroncoury.com

Last August, a new online magazine showed up on the Ethernet with the curious moniker, 'The Bitter Southerner."  When WABE's Steve Goss spoke with editor in chief Chuck Reece at that time he said the magazine's goal was to feature 'one great story about the South every week'-- free to its readers.  

"The Bitter Southerner" is still free online, although the business model is changing.  Recently, Goss revisited with Reece for an update...

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