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My Top 5 Something: Kirk Mellish of WSB Radio

After 30+ years on Atlanta’s News/Talk radio station, 95.5 WSB, Kirk Mellish’s last day on the air is July 30. For three decades, Mellish has been Atlanta’s only full-time radio meteorologist, known for his “Mellish Meter,” and training listeners that “when the weather is hellish, depend on Mellish.” The Chicago native, and North Cobb resident, will continue weather blogging for WSB and posting timely weather highlights on Twitter. In honor of his retirement, we asked Mellish for his Top 5 Something, and he wanted to tell us about the live music scene in Atlanta’s northwest suburbs, which he says has […]

Chad Radford: Top 5 Intown Nature Walks

Chad Radford has written about Atlanta music for more than 20 years. He is an obsessive record collector, and Rough Draft’s digital editor. The only things he loves as much as music are exploring Southwest Atlanta on his bike, getting lost in the woods while scoping out wildlife, and foraging for mushrooms in those same woods. When he’s not behind his keyboard on deadline, he spends his days exploring Atlanta’s hidden forests, and there are a lot of them. Here are Chad’s Top 5 Intown Nature Walks: 1. Constitution Lakes: The boardwalk at Constitution Lakes (pictured above right) overlooks a scenic wetlands, home […]