Georgia News Network
TypeStatewide Radio News Service
United States
Area served
Georgia, United States
ServicesRadio broadcasts

The Georgia News Network or GNN is a news agency that provides newscasts, sportscasts, and talk programming for approximately 150 radio stations across the state of Georgia. GNN is owned by iHeartMedia.[1]

News output

The Georgia News Network provides newscasts, sportscasts and weather forecasts 7 days a week to affiliate stations across the state of Georgia. This includes 2-minute and 1-minute hourly newscasts each day. The network also broadcasts major breaking news events and provides special reports during elections. Affiliate stations receive content either via satellite feed, FTP download or the GNN OnDemand website. This site provides links to audio downloads, such as newscasts, commercials and PSA announcements[2] and historic radio broadcasts.[3]

Georgia Focus is a 28-minute, self-contained public affairs broadcast. John Clark hosts the show, which features a new topic every week. Issues covered range from health care to public safety, from non-profits to authors and state government.[4] GNN also broadcasts high school football playoffs annually on the same channel.


GNN measures weather conditions in all of Georgia state every half-hour over a period of 24 hours. Warnings are provided to the public in the event that there is severe weather in the region, such as a tornado[5]

Former channels

On-Air Personalities

Matt McClure, Executive Producer/Morning Anchor

Liz Kennedy, PM Anchor

John Clark, Director/Host of 'Georgia Focus'

Mitch Evans, News & Sports Anchor/Reporter

Rebecca Hubbard, Anchor/Reporter

Scott Kimbler, Anchor/Reporter

Charley O'Brian, Anchor/Reporter

Rocio Rivera, Anchor/Reporter

Kathy White, Anchor/Reporter

Mark Woolsey, Anchor/Reporter

John Wetherbee, Meteorologist

Laura Huckabee, Meteorologist

Seth Everett, Sports Anchor

Frank Garrity, Sports Anchor

Former On-Air Personalities

Matt Cook, News Director/Morning Anchor (retired)

Doug Nodine, PM Anchor (retired)

Rob Stadler, PM Anchor (Now with the Impact Partnership)


  1. ^ "@ganewsnetwork" on Twitter
  2. ^ "Georgia News Network Archives - HealthGate's Blog". 2013-04-04. Retrieved 2013-05-06.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "Site Map". Georgia News Network. Archived from the original on 2013-06-29. Retrieved 2013-05-05.
  4. ^ "Georgia Focus". Georgia News Network. 2011-11-02. Archived from the original on 2013-05-04. Retrieved 2013-05-05.
  5. ^ "Weather". Georgia News Network. 2011-10-17. Archived from the original on 2013-05-04. Retrieved 2013-05-06.
  6. ^ "Discussion Boards » Atlanta » G.N.N.- Georgia News Network". Archived from the original on 2013-06-30. Retrieved 2013-05-06.
  7. ^ "Listen to The Dave Merlino Show online". Archived from the original on 2011-12-30. Retrieved 2013-05-06.
  8. ^ "Southern Race Week - Presented by ACDelco - Atlanta's New Country Leader. 94.9 The Bull". Archived from the original on 2013-05-31. Retrieved 2013-05-06.
  9. ^ "Sports Conversations | Loran Smith". Archived from the original on 2013-06-29. Retrieved 2013-05-06.
  10. ^ "GNN: Grady Grey Knights Football vs. Riverdale | Henry W. Grady High School Videos". Archived from the original on 2013-06-29. Retrieved 2013-05-06.