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WUGA (FM)

WUGA (91.7 FM) is the Georgia Public Broadcasting public radio station serving Athens and much of the northeast part of Georgia. It is a member of Georgia Public Broadcasting's radio network, but is operated by the University of Georgia, with studios located at the Center for Continuing Education on the UGA campus. The transmitter is located east-southeast of Athens.

The station's programming consists of classical music, news and public affairs, jazz, drama, comedy and folk music from GPB Radio, as well as locally produced content.

Since 1993, the station has operated a low-powered translator, W250AC at 97.9. This "fill-in" transmitter was added to improve reception in the downtown Athens area, which can be poor due to terrain shielding and the main transmitter's relatively modest power (6,000 watts). The University of Georgia also owns a student-operated college radio station WUOG (90.5), which broadcasts and transmits from another location on campus.

On March 1, 2010, UGA announced budget cuts that, if approved, would have resulted in the closure of WUGA, or at least the end of locally produced programming on the station, as in all likelihood it would have defaulted to GPB management and become a full-time relay of the GPB network. However, , WUGA remains operated by UGA, and during the early 2010s its operations were consolidated with WUGA-TV, a television station UGA owned at the time.

WUGA

WUGA may refer to:

  • WUGA (FM), a radio station (91.7 FM) licensed to serve Athens, Georgia, United States
  • WGTA (TV), a television station (channel 24, virtual channel 32.1) licensed to serve Toccoa, Georgia, which used the call sign WUGA-TV from 2011 to 2015