In brief: High turnout expected in midterm election — Walker rallies base in Carrollton — New poll shows tight race for US Senate seat — Ark offers aid for housing-insecure Athenians — Sea turtles sea record year — Braves drop first playoff game
Martin Matheny is WUGA's Program Director and a host and producer of our local news program 'Athens News Matters.' He started at WUGA in 2012 as a part-time classical music host and still hosts WUGA's longest-running local program 'Night Music' which is heard on WUGA and GPB Classical. He lives in Normaltown with his wife, Shaye and dog, Murphy.
Stephen Fowler is the Producer/Back-Up Host for All Things Considered and a creative storyteller hailing from McDonough, Georgia. He graduated from Emory University with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. The program combined the best parts of journalism, marketing, digital media and music into a thesis on the rise of the internet rapper via the intersectionality of social media and hip-hop. He served as the first-ever Executive Digital Editor of The Emory Wheel, where he helped lead the paper into a modern digital era.
Alexia Ridley joined WUGA as Television and Radio News Anchor and Reporter in 2013. When WUGA TV concluded operations, she became the primary Reporter for WUGA Radio. Alexia came to Athens from Macon where she served as the News Director and show host for WGXA TV. She's a career journalist and Savannah native hailing from the University of Michigan. However, Alexia considers herself an honorary UGA DAWG!
In brief: Herschel Walker raised less than half what his opponent, Rev. Raphael Warnock raised over the summer — Kemp reports nearly $29 million in contributions — new CCSD Superintendent to be sworn in tonight — Fulton election probe enters new phase — Hawks face Bucks, Braves fall to Marlins, UGA Soccer heads to Music City