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 36 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 29th 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 42nd 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
In 2010, Don built an E-Blast newsletter program
that now goes out twice a month to thousands of Christians in
the metro Atlanta area. Details here..http://www.atlantachristianweb.com/E-Blast%20newsletters.asp
A passion for sports led to numerous projects
focusing on area teams. His company, Express Publications,
created the Braves Express magazine, now in its 26th year of
publication with a version covering the Gwinnett Braves,
the Gwinnett Braves Express since 2009. The website for that is
E-Blast newsletter program on the Braves goes out
twelve times during baseball season.
sports magazine, The Georgia Tech Express, covering
Yellow Jackets football, is in its 27th year of publication. A similar
E-Blast newsletter program on the Yellow Jackets goes out
weekly during football season and has recently
expanded to cover all campus sports running
throughout the school year.
The website for that is
called Georgia Football Magazine covering the Georgia
Bulldogs comes out each fall. Football Atlanta
covering the Bulldogs, Yellow Jackets and Atlanta Falcons
has been in publication since 1996. The website for
www.footballatlanta.com. A similar
E-Blast Newsletter program on the Bulldogs and
Falcons goes out
weekly during football season. Similar newsletters
covering the Clemson Tigers, Florida Gators, Auburn
Tigers and Virginia Tech Hokies go out to those fan
bases as well.
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 covering the new football team
along with all other campus sports 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 and
writer 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 anchor was
an old high school and college friend, Eric Paulsen,
who has been a staple on WWL-TV in New Orleans since
His daughter, Shannon (in the above photos at left and
center) lives in Ogden, Utah. Don's
son, Shane (in the above photo at right), is
in his last year of college at Kennesaw State