WUGA FM receives three awards from the Georgia Association of Broadcasters
Athens, Ga. – WUGA FM, the public radio station in Athens operated by the University of Georgia in partnership with Georgia Public Broadcasting, received two Gabby awards and one merit award at the annual Georgia Association of Broadcasters Honors Night held in Atlanta June 2.
The Gabby’s are presented each year to outstanding radio and television stations as well as to individual broadcasters. WUGA’s winner was:
· Handle With Care, a weekly program produced and hosted by Telmeko Smith which tells inspiring stories and provides helpful information for persons dealing with overwhelming obstacles and challenges in their lives.
In addition, Just Off the Radar, a weekly new music series produced and hosted by Joe Silva, received a merit award from the GAB.
“It is rewarding be recognized for a job well done,” said Jimmy Sanders, director of TV and radio at WUGA. “Our team works tirelessly to assure that we produce positive, relevant programming for our listening audience.”
Affiliated with the National Association of Broadcasters, GAB is a trade association representing the interests of over-the-air radio and television broadcasters in Georgia.
Dear Friends of WUGA:
I am pleased to announce that Ele Ellis will join WUGA radio as its next Program Director.
Ele is from Nashville, Tennesee and she has worked in Idaho as Associate General Manager/Director of Programming at Boise State Radio and in North Carolina at WNCW Radio as Program Director. In addition to programming, Ele has public radio experience in traffic/operations, marketing, local program production and fundraising. Ele will join WUGA on Monday, August 20.
Ele brings a great deal of energy, expertise and enthusiasm for community-oriented, local public radio. I believe she will play a major role in building on the past success of WUGA with a forward focus on innovation, quality and creativity.
Ele follows in the footsteps of Robb Holmes, who served WUGA radio and this community with an exemplary dedication to building a vibrant local public radio station. Now "retired", Robb continues to work part-time at the station as producer-host of It's Friday. He has also provided great support to myself and other members of our team during this transition period.
As always, your support of WUGA radio makes it possible for us to continue to serve this community with a widely diverse slate of quality programs.