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Monday, July 1, 2013

Chip Rogers' GPB radio show, 'Georgia Works,' to debut on Independence Day

Nearly six months after joining Georgia Public Broadcasting's staff, former state Sen. Chip Rogers, R-Woodstock, will debut his thrilling economic development-themed radio show on the Fourth of July.

The program is called "Georgia Works" and will air every Thursday evening at 7 p.m. Like his Georgia Works blog, which received more than 45,000 page views in its first month, Rogers' broadcast will feature job-related segments on hiring trends and resume tips. The program will also tell stories about the state's entrepreneurs and community-minded business leaders.

"Georgia Works is about opportunity; career opportunity, educational opportunity, entrepreneurial opportunity, and personal investment opportunity," Rogers said in a press release. "Everything we do is geared towards supporting the idea that the American dream is alive and well in Georgia. I am excited that our new statewide radio program is underway and can play a pivotal role in helping connect Georgians to the chance to improve their lives."

Rogers joined GPB as an executive director in January following his resignation last year from his elected Senate seat. Upon joining the public broadcasting network, he received criticism for his $150,000 salary that critics have called "unconscionable" and likened his pay to a "taxpayer-funded golden parachute."

We've reached out to Rogers to learn more, but were told by GPB spokeswoman Nancy Zintak that he might be willing to chat after the station had a "few shows under our belt." So we'll just have to see what's in store come Independence Day!

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