Chris Shupe

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In 1996 the Olympic games were awarded to Atlanta, but with limited facilities the Atlanta Olympic Committee had included Athens in the plan for hosting several events, including Men and Women's Soccer, Rhythmic Gymnastics and Men and Women's Volleyball. In this 3rd part of the series, Jenny Alpaugh speaks with then mayor, Gwen O'Looney about what it was like to navigate the process of the World coming to Athens.

In 1996 the Olympic games were awarded to Atlanta, but with limited facilities the Atlanta Olympic Committee had included Athens in the plan for hosting several events, including Men and Women's Soccer, Rhythmic Gymnastics and Men and Women's Volleyball. In this second part of this 4 part series, Athenia's Lauren Baggett talks to Becky Galvin about her involvement in the games.

In 1996 the Olympic games were awarded to Atlanta, but with limited facilities the Atlanta Olympic Committee had included Athens in the plan for hosting several events, including Men and Women's Soccer, Rhythmic Gymnastics and Men and Women's Volleyball. In the first of a 3 part series our Athenia Team talks to some of those directly involved with those events, about specific memories from more than 20 years ago.

Radio Athenia's Lauren Baggett looks at the legendary music scene here in Athens and whether its still living up to the hype in 2016! She speaks with Mike McDonald of the band, Family and Friends.

Funding for Zika

May 22, 2016

Radio Athenia's Tara Bracken discusses the importance of funding for combating the mosquito transmitted Zika virus, with UGA experts in the field.

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