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Athens News Matters: What Happened to Athens Band Neutral Milk Hotel?


At the height of Athens' Band Neutral Milk Hotel’s popularity, band leader Jeff Mangum stopped playing shows and releasing new music leaving fans puzzled.

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Neutral Milk Hotel's band leader Jeff Mangum

A new book by journalist Adam Clair looks for answers to Mangum’s sudden departure. Along the way, he explores the innerworkings of the artist collective from which Neutral Milk Hotel emerged the Elephant 6 recording company.

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!