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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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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Features
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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Mara's Music Mix
6:43 am
Fri August 15, 2014

Mara's Music Mix: August 15-17

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 15-17:

Gypsy Kings at Chastain Amphitheater; Friday August 15

Steeldrivers at Terminal West; Saturday August 16

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Atlanta BeltLine
8:39 am
Wed August 13, 2014

Atlanta BeltLine Update: A Conversation with President and CEO Paul Morris

Atlanta Beltline, Incorporated President and CEO, Paul Morris
Credit Atlanta Beltline Incorporated / Atlanta Beltline Incorporated

Just over a year ago, Paul Morris was selected as the new president and CEO of Atlanta BeltLine, Incorporated.  The plan to create a 22-mile loop of trails, parks--and eventually light rail--that will link 45 intown Atlanta neighborhoods continues to focus both local and national attention.  

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Mara's Music Mix
7:54 am
Fri August 8, 2014

Mara's Music Mix: August 8-12

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 8-12:

Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden at Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood; Friday August 8

Rodrigo y Gabriela at Chastain Amphitheatre; Saturday August 9

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Features
6:39 am
Mon August 4, 2014

This Day in History: Henry Hugh Proctor and the Atlanta Colored Music Festival

Henry Hugh Proctor
Credit Library of Congress

Today is August 4th.  If we were to turn Atlanta's clock back 104 years  to this date in 1910, we'd witness the debut of the Atlanta Colored Music Festival--a cultural event, which at the time, was unprecedented for our city's race relations.  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
6:35 am
Fri August 1, 2014

Mara's Music Mix: August 1-2

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 1-2:

Gavin DeGraw and Matt Nathanson at Atlanta Botanical Garden; Friday August 1

Judy Collins at Variety Playhouse; Friday August 1

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Features
8:39 am
Wed July 30, 2014

Euthanasia Rates Continue to Fall at Fulton, DeKalb Animal Shelters

Karl Booker, a kennel tech at Fulton County Animal Services, greets one of the cats in the free-roaming cat adoption room.
LifeLine Animal Project

Just over a year ago the Lifeline Animal Project assumed management of the DeKalb County Animal Shelter.  Not long before that, Lifeline had been contracted to operate the Fulton County Animal Shelter.  Recently, Lifeline's CEO Rebecca Guinn talked with WABE's Steve Goss about the progress made at both shelters within the last year....   

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Mara's Music Mix
6:35 am
Fri July 25, 2014

Mara's Music Mix: July 25-26

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 July 25-26:

The Avett Brothers with Emmylou Harris and Gov't Mule at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre; Friday and Saturday July 25-26

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Features
8:39 am
Wed July 23, 2014

Taking a Closer Look at Civil War Atlanta

Wendy Hamand Venet
Credit saportareport.com

The passage of 150 years has glossed over or romanticized much of the horror of the Civil War in Georgia.  In her new book, "A Changing Wind--Commerce and Conflict in Civil War Atlanta" (Yale University Press, 2014), Georgia State University Professor of History Wendy Hamand Venet recounts many of the personal stories of our city's residents during that tragic time.  Recently, she spoke with WABE's Steve Goss...  

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Mara's Music Mix
6:35 am
Fri July 18, 2014

Mara's Music Mix: July 18-22

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 July 18-22:

Indigo Girls at Atlanta Botanical Garden; Friday and Saturday July 18-19

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Mara's Music Mix
8:37 am
Fri July 11, 2014

Mara's Music Mix: July 11-15

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 July 11-15:

Goo Goo Dolls at Chastain Ampitheatre; Friday July 11

Connor Christian & Southern Gothic at Red Clay Theatre; Friday July 11

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Features
8:39 am
Wed July 9, 2014

New High School Offers Path to College Through Work-Study Program

Bill Garrett, President of Cristo Rey Atlanta Jesuit High School

 On Monday, July 14th--smack dab in the middle of summer--Atlanta's newest high school will open its doors.  The Cristo Rey Atlanta Jesuit High School is the 28th of its kind to offer a unique educational opportunity for its students.  Bill Garrett is president of the school, and during a recent conversation with WABE's Steve Goss he explained what makes the Cristo Rey experience unique...   

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Mara's Music Mix
2:55 pm
Sun July 6, 2014

Mara's Music Mix: July 4-9

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 July 4-9:

Red, White and Brew at Georgia Aquarium; Friday July 4

Atlanta Braves vs. Arizona Diamondbacks at Turner Field; Friday July 4

Lionel Richie with Ceelo Green at Chastain; Monday July 7

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Features
6:39 am
Wed July 2, 2014

This Day in History: Heart of Atlanta Motel v. United States

Heart of Atlanta Motel
Credit Special Collections, Pullen Library, Georgia State University / Georgia State University

Today is July 2nd.  If we were to turn Atlanta's clock back 50 years to this date in 1964, we'd witness a lawsuit being filed against the new civil rights law on behalf of the Heart of Atlanta motel.  Georgia State University Associate Professor of History Dr. Clifford Kuhn revisits the landmark case with WABE's Steve Goss...  

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Mara's Music Mix
6:35 am
Fri June 27, 2014

Mara's Music Mix: June 27-29

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 June 27-29:

Alejandro Escovedo at Eddie's Attic; Friday June 27

Katy Perry at Philips Arena; Saturday June 28

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11:50 am
Wed June 25, 2014

This Day in History: The Battle of Kennesaw Mountain

Federal entrenchments at the foot of Kennesaw Mountain
Credit Matthew Brady Civil War Photo Collection

On June 27, 1864 the Union armies under the command of General William T. Sherman engaged the Confederate forces of General Joseph E. Johnston at Kennesaw Mountain in a battle that lasted seven days.  WABE's Steve Goss revisits the event with Georgia State University Associate Professor of History, Dr. Clifford Kuhn...

  

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Mara's Music Mix
6:35 am
Fri June 20, 2014

Mara's Music Mix: June 20-22

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 June 20-22:

Xavier Rudd at Variety Playhouse; Friday June 20

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Features
1:58 pm
Tue June 17, 2014

Celebrating the Art of Photographer Ansel Adams

Garnet Lake, Thunderclouds
Ansel Adams

Stone Mountain resident Peter Essick has spent more than 25 years as a photojournalist for National Geographic magazine, frequently focusing on the environment and man's effect on it.  In his most recent book, Essick turns his camera on "The Ansel Adams Wilderness" (National Geographic Society, 2014) in the High Sierra of California as a tribute to the legendary photographer for which the wilderness area was named.  Here the author speaks with WABE's Steve Goss...

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