Radio briefs: Hawks Ryan Cameron night December 17, Condace Pressley in Hall of Fame, Frank Ski at the Palm

041915 ATLANTA:  Hawks public announcer Ryan Cameron greets Dominique Wilkins before tip off in the first round home playoff game against the Nets on Sunday, April 19, 2015, in Atlanta.   Curtis Compton / ccompton@ajc.com
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041915 ATLANTA: Hawks public announcer Ryan Cameron greets Dominique Wilkins before tip off in the first round home playoff game against the Nets on Sunday, April 19, 2015, in Atlanta. Curtis Compton / ccompton@ajc.com

This was posted on Monday, December 5, 2016 by Rodney Ho for his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog

Ryan Cameron is best known as the morning host on V-103 but he’s almost equally renowned as the voice of the Atlanta Hawks at home games the past decade.

The team is holding its 10th annual Ryan Cameron Night at Philips Arena December 17 when the Hawks play the Charlotte Hornets.

“I have the best seat in the arena,” said Cameron, who still loves the public announcing work 13 years in. It’s an intense two hours 40 plus times a year that he relishes. He does get a four-minute break at half time to hit the bathroom but that’s about it.

For the first time, there will be a special half-time performance on his behalf by Atlanta’s DJ Jelly, Fabo and Kilo Ali.

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“His devotion to this city and our team is incredible,” said Steve Koonin, Atlanta Hawks and Philips Arena CEO, in a press release.  “We are excited to celebrate his many contributions to the Atlanta Hawks and our community on this special night.  Ryan’s boundless energy and enthusiasm are a huge part of what make games at Philips Arena such a great experience.”

A special ticket deal for the Ryan Cameron Night game includes a $10 credit for food and drink, is available by going to www.hawks.com/ryancameron and using the promo code RYAN.

My profile of Cameron’s Hawks’ work from 2015. 

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Recently, V-103 weekend Frank Ski was given an honorary caricature at the Buckhead Palm restaurant.

Ski was morning host at V-103 from 1998 to 2012. He re-joined the station earlier this year in a part-time capacity.

He joins a host of radio personalities on the newly renovated walls, including Mara Davis (NewsRadio 106.7, 90.1/WABE), “Southside” Steve Rickman (Rock 100.5), Kristin Klingshirn (The Bert Show) and Dallas McCade (Kicks 101.5).

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News 95.5 and AM 750 WSB executive Condace Pressley was recently inducted into the Georgia Radio Hall of Fame.

She has been with WSB radio for 30 years and is the fourth black female in the hall, which is ten years old and has 93 inductees. She is manager of program operations and community affairs as well as morning anchor at Kiss 104.1.

Pressley missed the ceremony because she was in Cuba for a work-related event when she was inducted. Internet was spotty and she was barely able to get online just to post some photos from the trip when she noticed WSB reporter Sandra Parrish posting on her Facebook page the good news. “I was really surprised,” she said.

Pressley, a University of Georgia graduate, has done practically every job at WSB from producing to reporting to anchoring. The only thing she hasn’t done: traffic. “I’ll call in traffic incidents but that’s not my strength.”

Doug Turnbull, one of the traffic reporters, said he is amazed by her versatility over the years, both on and off the air “Her complete knowledge of radio keeps her around,” he said.

B98.5, Kiss 104.1, WSB and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution are all part of Cox Media Group. 


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