WUOG records

WUOG records

Descriptive Summary

Repository: University of Georgia Archives
Creator: WUOG (Radio station : Athens, Ga.).
Title: WUOG records
Dates: 1972-2016
Quantity: 7.0 Linear feet (7 boxes)
Coll. Number: UA16-016

Biographical/Historical Note

WUOG 90.5 FM is the University of Georgia's alternative college radio station. It is an all-student, all-volunteer, non-commerical radio student run by a board of fifteen student executive directors assisted by a student organization advisor and a graduate advisor. The fifteen executive directors manage nine staffs: Music, Local Music, Digital Media, Operations, Archives, News, Sports, Publications and Events.

The station first broadcast on October 16, 1972, with a 3,200-watt signal. In 1977, WUOG's wattage was increased to 10,000 watts, and in 1994 the station reached its current 26,000 watts, making it one of the most powerful college stations in the country. The transmitter sits atop Brumby Hall on the UGA campus, broadcasting at an effective radius of 60 miles.

With the exception of a period of time in 1981 and 2005 when the station was shut down for non-compliance of Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rules, WUOG has operated for 18 to 24 hours each day. http://wuog.org/index.php/about/

Scope and Content Note

This collection includes items related to the University of Georgia student run radio station, WUOG and date from 1972 through 2016. The materials include scrapbooks (1982-1999), playlists (1989-2008), training materials (2000-2014) and various manuals (1988-2000s). Also included are disc jockey comment books (1987-1995), program guides (1973-2016), correspondence (1972-1997) and promotional material (1980s-2000s). Of particular interest is a Western Union telegram from 1972 announcing the approval to begin construction on a new FM broadcast studio-WUOG.


The collection is arranged into two series: 1. Operations and Publicity and 1. Scrapbooks.

Index Terms

College radio stations--Georgia--Athens.
Flagpole Magazine.
Manuals (instructional materials)
Newspaper columns.
Radio broadcasting--Georgia--Athens.
Radio programs, Musical--Georgia--Athens.
Radio stations--Georgia--Employees.
Slides (Photography)
University of Georgia. Memorial Hall.
University of Georgia. Red & Black.
University of Georgia. Students.

General Notes

RG: 6

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

WUOG records, UA16-016, University Archives, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Material

Related collections include the WUOG Audiotape collection, Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection, University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing


1. Operations and Publicity

11-4Letters from public, 1972-1997
5Mike Henry and miscellaneous correspondence, 1981-1984
6-7Correspondence, 1983-1986
8Station manuals
9-11General staff manual, 1988-2004
12Old production staff training
13Producer manual, 2012
13WUOG producer training manual, 2014
14Executive staff manual, 2002
15Disc Jockey policies programming department
16-19Disc Jockey training manual, 2000-2014
20Disc Jockey manual, 2014
21-22 Airwaves, 1983-2012
23-24Promotions, 1995-2006
25-26Newsclippings ( Flagpole), 1991-1994
27Press coverage, 2003
28News articles
21Policies, 1990s
2WUOG FM primer, 1980
4Olympics, 1996
5-7Quarterly reports, 1996-1998
8-10Semester report, 1999-2001
11Rolling Stone and Billboard recognition, 1983
12Coca Cola person of the week, 1997
13Otari reel-to-reel
14Beach Blast, 1982
15Survey information, 1982
16Past PSAs (public service announcements), 1980s-1990s
17Alumni memories, 1997
18WUOG brochure
19-20Playlists, 1982-1983, 1987
21Old playlists, 2000
22-27Format playsheets, 2004-2008
28Programming guides, 1973-1998
29Program proposals, 1990s
30-31Slides, 1978-1979
32Old Flagpole issues with WUOG 90.5fm playlists, 1989
33News releases, 1981-2000
34-36Comment books, 1987-1988
31-6Comment books, 1989, 1995
7"You're an idiot" certificate
8Telegram (approval of application for construction of a new FM broadcast station), 1972
7 Airwaves (encapsulated), 1991, 1997
Program guides (posters), 1999-2016

2. Scrapbooks

39-10Scrapbook material, 1970s-2000s
Scrapbook, 1981
4Scrapbooks, 1982-1988, 1992
5Scrapbooks, 1990-1998
6Scrapbook, 1999