In 1982 hosting an American Idol predecessor,
the Metro Atlanta Christian Music
Talent Search with the 1981 winner,
in the background
And, more recently with daughter, Shannon and grandson, Desmond
And, with son, Shane,
at the Peachtree Road Race
President, Don Stone, has 35 years experience in
working in the Atlanta Christian marketplace.
He was General Manager of a local Christian radio
station for 15 years.
Don created Atlanta
Christian Magazine, which is now in it's 26th year of publication and comes out
every two weeks.
the Atlanta Christian Media Group in 1994, which helps
businesses, churches and Christian schools to be more
effective in using their advertising dollars on local
Don created the first
Christian business guide ever published in Atlanta.
Now, The Atlanta Christian Business Directory is in
it's third decade of existence with the 40th edition due out this
now comes out twice each year and is the only
published Christian Yellow Pages in metro Atlanta.
He also created
which includes this web site and
www.atlantachristianyellowpages.com, which is under
development now with plans to offer exciting
An E-Blast newsletter program
goes out twice a month to thousands of Christians in
the metro Atlanta area. Details here..http://www.atlantachristianweb.com/E-Blast%20newsletters.asp
His company, Express Publications, also created
the Braves Express magazine, now in its 23rd year of
publication with a new version covering the Gwinnett Braves,
the Gwinnett Braves Express. The website for that is
E-Blast newsletter program on the Braves goes out
twice a month during baseball season.
sports magazine, The Georgia Tech Express, covering
Yellow Jackets football, is in its 24th year of publication. A similar
E-Blast newsletter program on the Yellow Jackets goes out
weekly during football season.
The website for that is
called Georgia Football Magazine covering the Georgia
Bulldogs comes out each fall. Football Atlanta
covering the Bulldogs, Jackets and Atlanta Falcons
has been in publication since 1998. The website for
www.footballatlanta.com. A similar
E-Blast Newsletter program on the Bulldogs and
Falcons goes out
weekly during football season.
Another project is Healthy Living Atlanta Magazine, which
provides helpful easy to use information on
health, nutrition and fitness with columns by
national and local experts. The website is
E-Blast newsletter program goes out
twice a month.
His latest endeavor is a website covering the growing
athletic program at Kennesaw State University,
An E-Blast Newsletter goes out to students over 20
times a year.
Don graduated from Southern Illinois University
in 1974 with a BS in Radio & Television Production, with a
Special Major in Telecommunications and minors in
Theatre and Spanish.
He worked his way through college as a disc jockey
at WRAJ AM/FM, WSIU-FM, and at WJPF Radio, all
southern Illinois stations near the university. While
there, he was elected president of TelPro, a student
production company where he played a Dick Clark
character in "SIU Bandstand." He also wrote the
play, "Leave It To Gopher," as a satire on TV
situation comedy of the 50s and 60s with future New
York composer Barry Kleinbort playing the dad, Wart,
and now well known west coast photographer C. Steven
Short playing Willy. It was later produced by the
Savannah Little Theatre with Don reprising his role
of the wise cracking Eddie Hassle. In Atlanta, the Dunwoody
Stage Door Players presented it in a series of one
act plays with Don directing, and a bit too old for
Eddie, switched to the dad part.
Before moving to Atlanta in 1978, Don was
weatherman on WSAV-TV in Savannah, GA.
His daughter, Shannon (in the above photos at left and
center) is 31. Don's
son, Shane (in the above photo at right), is 26.