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Hometown Headlines: The Radio Edition premiered in April 2011, hosted by John Druckenmiller, owner and publisher of the Hometown Headlines' family of websites since January 2004. Each weekday from 7 until 9 a.m., Druck interviews Northwest Georgia's newsmakers about the community's critical issues, from politics to business to health and more.

Frequent guests include U.S. senators Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isakson; U.S. representatives Phil Gingrey and Tom Graves; state Schools Superintendent Dr. John Barge; state Labor Commissioner Mark Butler; and members of the Northwest Georgia legislative delegation. Local business, government and community leaders also join the program each weekday.
The goal of Hometown Headlines: The Radio Edition is to get you ahead of the news and not just repeating a headline you've heard or seen before.
Hometown Headlines: The Radio Edition grew from a daily four-minute segment known as "The Druck Report," a blend of news updates and commentary. The weekday morning program augments the local news gathering by North Georgia's largest reporting staff including Eric Jens, David Crowder and Andrew Carter. It is part of a live three-hour local news-and-information block of programming that also includes Nelle Reagan's Talk of the Town heard each weekday from 9 until 10 a.m.

John C. Druckenmiller, 57, is a 34-year media veteran. He's the owner/editor of Hometown Headlines Inc., an Internet media group serving Northwest Georgia, and host of Hometown Headlines: The Radio Edition on Rome's News Talk, WRGA, each weekday morning since April 2011.

Hometown Headlines is celebrating more than eight years of serving Northwest Georgia. In 2011, more than 22.3 million hits were recorded on the Hometown family of Web sites. Since Hometown's premiere in January 2004, more than 100 million hits have been recorded. Each day, more than 1,700 people get tomorrow's Rome news today on Hometown Headlines (weekends and holidays included).

Druckenmiller has worked for four Georgia newspapers including the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Fulton County Daily Report, The Times in Gainesville and The News-Tribune in Rome. Other career stops include USA Today, Florida Today, The Fresno, Calif., Bee, the Fort Myers, Fla., News-Press and The Ledger, Lakeland, Fla.

In addition to the Hometown websites, Druckenmiller also is host of Hometown Headlines: The Radio Edition heard each weekday on Rome's News Talk 1470 WRGA from 7 until 9 a.m. You can listen online as well. Topics include local business, politics and key issues before our growing community.

A Barberton, Ohio, native, he is a graduate of the University of Florida's College of Journalism and Communications, and has completed several courses toward a master's degree at Georgia State.

Druckenmiller is past chairman of the regional board of Blood Assurance and has served on the board of the Rome/Floyd County Commission on Children and Youth. Druckenmiller also has served on several committees at St. Mary's Catholic Church, where he's also an usher and a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 4410. He's also a member of the St. Mary's Catholic School advisory board, budget committee and also chairs the school's booster club.

Druckenmiller also has served as an adjunct professor of communication and journalist-in-residence at Berry College, Mount Berry, Ga.

He is married to the former Jean Wilkening and they have one son, Jack, 12. They reside in Rome. 

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Druck by e-mail ( or call 706-346-2031.