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Posted Jun 8, 2012

Holland Joins AETC Board

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Governor Robert Bentley has appointed veteran Gadsden broadcaster J. Holland to the Alabama Educational Television Commission (AETC) representing the 4th congressional district. Holland replaces Charles Boman, also of Gadsden, who passed away earlier this year. The seven-member AETC is charged with overseeing Alabama’s public television service to Alabama residents and ensuring compliance with the licensee requirements of the Federal Communications Commission. The commissioners also serve concurrently on the board of the Alabama Educational Television Foundation Authority, a non-profit public corporation responsible for soliciting and managing grants for the benefit of APT and overseeing the corporation’s endowments and investments. Holland has worked in Alabama radio since 1975 when he attended Jacksonville State University and served as program director of WLJS-FM and voice of the Gamecocks for their championship baseball teams. After graduating from JSU he worked for the pioneering WQEN-FM in Gadsden and several radio stations in and around northeast and central Alabama, including a stint as morning host for WERC-AM radio in Birmingham. Holland currently hosts a three-hour live morning talk show on WGAD-AM/FM in Gadsden and is the market director for WGAD and WJBY-AM, operating and leading the staff at both stations. Holland is active in the Gadsden community, serving on the board of the local Salvation Army and the Gadsden/Etowah Patriots Association. He also serves on the Board of Advisors for Jacksonville State University’s WLJS-FM and is a member of the Kiwanis Club of Gadsden. Holland and his wife of 34 years, Marcia Cromer Holland of Alex City, have three children and five grandchildren. About Alabama Public Television Alabama Public Television, America’s first statewide public television network, is a seven-day-a-week educational resource for every Alabamian – children and adults alike – through online services, digital television programming, documentary production and outreach activities. It is affiliated with the Public Broadcasting System.

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