Her voice is immediately recognizable, her ardour for the humanities seemingly inexhaustible. Lois Reitzes, host of the WABE-FM weekday interview present, Metropolis Lights with Lois Reitzes, is one in all 5 radio personalities to be inducted into the inaugural Pals of Georgia Radio’s Corridor of Legends, Class of 2022, on Saturday, August 27. Different inductees are Charles Giddens, Bob Houghton, Sandra Parrish and Neil Williamson.
Reitzes has had a protracted and illustrious profession at WABE-FM and is understood for her insightful protection of town’s arts and tradition scene, together with theater, movie, music, dance and the visible arts.
When she joined the NPR affiliate in 1979, it was an all-classical music station. From 1982 to 2015, she hosted the much-loved weekday morning program Second Cup Live performance changing into an Atlanta icon. When the station shifted to speak radio, Reitzes shifted too, changing into the host of Metropolis Lights. Her many different contributions to WABE and the humanities have been celebrated in a 2018 ArtsATL Legacy Collection story. Editor-at-large Gail O’Neill was the author.
O’Neill has been interviewed by Reitzes on a number of events too, speaking about books, trend, the humanities. “Lois is to public radio what Steph Curry is to basketball: a peerless practitioner who makes the job look easy to informal observers,” O’Neill says. “Her job requires over-preparation, a willingness to hear and a capability to improvise, when obligatory, with out lacking a beat. However her best property can’t be taught. She is basically sort, placing her visitors comfortable and permitting dialog to circulation naturally. And like her internal 7-year-old, she is all the time wanting to be taught, open to being awestruck, and perpetually able to play.”
The Pals of Georgia Radio’s Inaugural Corridor of Legends Induction Gala will happen on the Metropolitan Membership in Alpharetta on August 27. Jeff Foxworthy hosts. Normal admission is $95.90 and consists of dinner. Pals of Georgia Radio is a brand new nonprofit. A earlier group, the Georgia Radio Corridor of Fame, stopped inducting new members after 2020.