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Reflecting on the Honor of Dooley Field


201 wins, more than any other football coach in UGA history dating back to 1892, 6 conference championships, 1 national title and multiple individual honors including 5 time SEC coach of the year and now the ultimate honor. This week legendary football coach and former UGA Athletic Director Vince Dooley celebrated his 87th birthday and this weekend, more than 90,000 fans should be on hand to extend their best wishes as UGA memorializes the Bulldogs' winningest coach, with the naming of Dooley Field at Sanford Stadium this weekend….WUGA Intern Phillip Hubbard of UGA’s Grady College sat down with Coach Dooley for some reflection. *Listen back below*

Chris Shupe began work at WUGA as a part time weekend announcer in 2010. At the time Shupe was focused on maintaining a thriving career in Real Estate, as well as balancing his time as a local entertainer. Shupe may be best known as The Athens King, a tribute to Elvis Presley, which often included an 8 piece show band! In 2012, Shupe joined WUGA full time as the station’s Morning Edition Host and Assistant Operations Director, and after 2 years of serving in that role Shupe was hired as Program Director for the station. As PD, Shupe spearheaded a return to more involvement in national conferences and continuing education opportunities through industry professional organizations like the Public Radio Program Director's Association, Public Media Development and Marketing Association, Morning Edition Grad School, the NAB, and the Public Media Journalists Association. This involvement led Shupe to undertake a comprehensive market study in 2015, the first such examination of local audience trends in more than 15 years.
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