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First Black Is Named Chairman Of Georgia Association of Broadcasters

Velvet L. Perry (center, right) is presented a proclamation from Georgia Gov. Brian P. Kemp and the State Legislature commending her for being elected chairman of the Georgia Association of Broadcasters.

AUGUSTA, Ga.—Velvet L. Perry, vice president and general manager of Perry Broadcasting in Augusta, was recently elected to be chairman of the Georgia Association of Broadcasters.

Her election was effective in January.

A native of Oklahoma City, Miss Perry becomes the first Black to hold that position in the 85-year history of the association.

“The Georgia Association of Broadcasters is an extraordinary group of hardworking Georgians who inform their radio listeners in their markets and promote thoughtful dialogue and pressing matters,” the newly-named association chairman said.

“The association’s members reach approximately 95 percent of the Peach State’s citizens each week,” she added, “informing them of local, state and national issues.”

A proclamation from the governor and State Legislature was presented to the new association chairman commending her for her election.

The governor of Georgia spoke at the presentation event as did the lieutenant governor, the secretary of state and several legislative leaders.

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