Out of Commission

E-mail from Gov. Kemp’s Director of Appointments citing the Ga Code.
Scott Justus Resignation from the Georgia Public Telecommunications Commission
Grant Rivera’s resignation letter from the Georgia Public Telecommunications Commission.

Terms and Conditions

E-mail from Teya Ryan misdated Commission members’ terms.
Teya Ryan email to a Kemp administration official answering some of my questions.

The Deal Era

“’Another board member on the broadcast was Bert Brantley, former spokesman for Gov. Sonny Perdue. ‘There is that independence,’ Brantley said. ‘It’s a state-owned media, but not in the sense you’d see [in] other countries, where the state runs the media and delivers the content.’

So there’s the good news. We’re not a recreation of the Soviet Union. But we may be reliving Machiavelli’s Italy.”

2021 email to Bert Brantley of Gov. Kemp’s office saying GPTC member John Stephenson does not wish to be reappointed.

Audits and Auditors

Excerpt from a 2019 performance audit of GPB citing the restriction on public school officials serving on its board.
Statement from the Dept. of Audits and Accounts.

Taking the Public out of Comment

Executive Order appointing Michael McDougald’s successor in 2015. McDougald’s term had expired a year earlier.
Section from GPB’s Bylaws Adapted in 2015.

Lawmakers

Excerpt from Andreas Preuss’ Masters Theses on WRAS.

Succession

Excerpt from a 2009 AJC article about Teya Ryan becoming CEO of GPB.
March 8, 2021 email announcing Ryan is relinquishing the title of President while remaining CEO.

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