WUGA-FM Radio collection

WUGA-FM Radio collection

Descriptive Summary

Repository: University of Georgia Archives
Creator: WUGA (Radio station : Athens, Ga.).
Title: WUGA-FM Radio collection
Dates: 1993-2016
Quantity: 122.0 item(s) (1 box and 121 items)
Coll. Number: UA0096

Biographical/Historical Note

The idea for a university radio station at UGA began when the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education completed construction, financed by a grant from the W. K. Kellog Foundation, and room 151 was designated as a radio room. The plans for a radio station were set aside and it was not until the second W. K. Kellog Foundation grant was received in 1984 that specific funds were designated for a public radio station. On September 1, 1986, WUGA became an entity and a year later WUGA radio station went on the air on August 28, 1987 and operated under the auspices of the Gerogia Center for Continuing Education. The station continued to grow until 2002 when budget cuts forced the elimination of the news magazine and a decrease in staff. In 2004 the Georgia Center found it impossible to continue funding WUGA. The University's Office of Public Affairs stepped in and assumed responsibility for the radio station. In 2008 the university acquired the commercial tv station in Toccoa, GA, WNEG, but due to the economic downturn, it was not feasible to operate the tv station as a commercial venture. Negotiations between UGA and GPB (Georgia Public Broadcasting) resulted in WUGA-TV being licensed to UGA and operated by GPB; the radio station, now WUGA-FM, continues to be licensed by GPB's parent authority, the Georgia Public Telecommunications Commission, and operated by UGA. The radio and television stations were combined into a single operation though in 2014 they still occupied separate facilities. http://www.wuga.org/index.php?/Resources/article/wugas-history

Scope and Content Note

This collection will continue grow as various WUGA-FM programs are archived by the station.


There are two major series in this collection: 1) Audio, and, 2) Print. The audio portion of this collection is arranged in series by program and/or format; any correspondence, program scripts, etc., will be found in the print series.

Index Terms

Audio recordings.
Dancz, Roger L.
Radio broadcasting--Georgia--Athens.

General Notes

RG 5

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

WUGA-FM Radio collection, UA0096, University Archives, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.


Conditions Governing Access note

Though this collection is open for research, the audiovisual recordings are in their original format and often do not have copies available for public use. One can make a request for a public use copy but the ability to convert an item is dependent upon the format and condition of the recording.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing


1. Invitation to Jazz - Roger Dancz program (digital records)

These audio recording are housed in the Walter J. Brown Media Archives.

2. African perspectives (print records), 1997-2016

11Script for the first radio program, 1997 November
2Scripts, circa 1990s
3-6Scripts, 2004-2006
7-8Scripts, 2008-2009
9-12Scripts, 2010-2013
13-15Scripts, 2014-2016