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WUGA wins GABBY Awards for Local Programming

Photo: Chris Shupe

Competing in the "large market" category, which includes commercial and public stations in Atlanta, Savannah, and other cities in the state, WUGA  FM received awards for journalistic excellence in the annual Gabby awards, presented in Atlanta this weekend.

The awards, presented by the Georgia Association of Broadcasters were

Gabby First Place: Best Sports Program: "Ice Dawgs Goaltender Emily Barber" produced by John Slights and Martin Matheny

Gabby Merit Award: (Best Pandemic Coverage) " Pandemic in Athens" produced by the Athens News Matters team: Martin Matheny- Executive Producer, Chris Shupe and Alexia Ridley, hosts

Gabby Merit Award: (Best Program Non-news or sports) "The Guest List-Halloween Spooktacular". Chris Shupe-Producer/host, Gabe Vodicka, Molly Williams, and Jordan Stepp panelists. 

WUGA 91.7 and 94.5 FM is the NPR affiliate in Athens, Georgia operated by the University of Georgia through a partnership with Georgia Public Broadcasting.

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