About ATH

Athens Talking Head is a blog started by local writer, sports fan, and geek Brian Smith.

Brian Smith is a journalist and media enthusiast living in Athens, Georgia.

Smith began his journalism career as a student reporter for WSDP-FM, the student-run radio station for the Plymouth-Canton Community Schools in Canton, MI, from 2001-04.  In this capacity, Smith covered many important stories, including the September 11 terrorist attacks and several weather-related issues in his community.  He served one year each as the station’s Public Service Director and Program Director.

During Smith’s career, WSDP won Station of the Year honors from the Michigan Association of Broadcasters and the Michigan Association of Educational Broadcasters multiple times, and both in the same year in 2004.

After graduating high school in 2004, Smith assisted WSDP in various capacities, including producing the station’s student-written newscast on a few occasions, a task he also did numerous times as a student.  Smith completed his last broadcast for WSDP in June 2006, and subsequently moved to Athens, Georgia.

In 2010, Smith led a team of Athens journalists in launching the Classic City Courier, an online news publication serving the community.

In January 2011, Smith and his team hosted over 40 hours of coverage over a four-day period during the snowstorm that attacked the Southeast.

The Courier is presently not hosted on a domain of its own, but its Facebook and Twitter pages remain active, and continue to serve the community.

Contact Brian at brian.smith.ccmg@gmail.com

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