(WTVM) - WTVM News Leader 9 Vice President and General Manager Lee Brantley will be one of the many honorees at the Georgia Association of Broadcasters' annual Honors Night Program on Friday June 7 at 6 p.m.
Brantley will be inducted into the GAB Hall of Fame that night, along with former Braves announcers Pete van Wieren and the late Skip Caray.
Brantley began his career at WCOV-TV in Montgomery and worked for Auburn University, AFLAC broadcast Group and Raycom Media. He has been General Manager at WTVM since 1995, and his career spans nearly 44 years as a broadcaster.
Brantley announced his upcoming retirement earlier this year for July 31.
"Lee has built a team on respect and candor - not to mention building WTVM as the market leader," said Brad Streit, Raycom Media Group Vice President of Television, on Brantley's retirement. "We at Raycom are grateful to Lee for everything he has done to make WTVM a success."
The Honors Night Program will be held this year at Georgia Public Broadcasting headquarters in Midtown Atlanta and features a diverse program and list of honors. The event will be hosted by Hall of Fame Broadcaster Monica Pearson.
"Over 90 percent of Georgians receive their news, weather and emergency information from our state's over-the-air radio and television broadcasters every day and this is the night we all come together to recognize our excellence and community service," said GAB President Bob Houghton.
The Georgia Association of Broadcasters is the trade association representing the interests of nearly 400 over-the-air radio and television licensees in the state of Georgia that reach over 95 percent of its population every week. GAB provides technical, regulatory and advocacy support to its members as well as offering continuing professional enrichment opportunities designed to keep Georgia broadcasters at the forefront of serving their communities.