Event commemorates the 35th anniversary
Come one, come all who have ever worked for Turner Broadcasting System to Atlanta on Nov. 12.A clutch of former Turner staffers are organizing the Turner Alumni Group Celebration, to be held at the Hilton Atlanta. Event commemorates the 35th anniversary of Ted Turner’s visionary move in 1976 to turn his Atlanta UHF station WTGC into a “superstation” by putting it up on satellite for cable operators to grab — back in the days when cable operators were hungry for programming. From those humble beginnings came TBS, CNN, the MGM library purchase, TNT, Cartoon Network, Turner Classic Movies, among many other ventures. Ted Turner will be the guest of honor, and longtime TBS personality Bill Tush will emcee. The reunion event is the brainchild of former Turner on-air promo exec Jeff Grimshaw, along with fellow alums Rafael Ortiz-Guzman, Barbara Pyle and Arthur Sando. A portion of the event’s proceeds will be donated to Turner’s Captain Planet Foundation. More info can be found on the alumni group’s Facebook page.