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Martin Hayes to perform on UGA campus

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The Georgia Museum of Art and the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts present acclaimed Irish fiddle player Martin Hayes, in live performance on Wednesday April 6th at 7 p.m. NPR’s Bob Boilen, producer and host of “All Songs Considered” calls Hayes “one of the best fiddlers on the planet.” Mr. Hayes speaks to WUGA’s Michael Cardin from his home in Madrid, Spain.

Michael Cardin first joined WUGA in 1991 as a part time announcer/producer. In 1997 he accepted a position at Peach State Public Radio (now GPB), hosting statewide broadcasts in the evenings, and assisting in the production of various network programs. After leaving radio for a short period, he returned home to WUGA in 2000. In 2004, Michael accepted the position as WUGA’s Production and Operations Director. He is a member of the Association of Public Radio Engineers, and is a winner of the Georgia Association of Broadcasters Award (GABBY) for Best Station Produced Non-News Program, and Merit Award co-recipient for Public Service, and Best Election Coverage. Michael has also served as a screening committee member judge for the George Foster Peabody Awards, and was a member of the broadcast team for the Georgia Bulldogs Radio Network. Since 2018, Michael has served on the Clarke County Career Academy AV Technology and Film Advisory Board.