Michael Cardin

Operations/Production Director

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 judge for the George Foster Peabody Awards, and was a member of the broadcast team for the Georgia Bulldogs Radio Network.

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The Director of the Performing Arts Center at the University of Georgia, Jeffrey Martin recently dropped by our studios to talk with WUGA's Michael Cardin about the upcoming PAC's Holiday Music Festival.

Michael Cardin

As the University of Georgia Opera prepares for its performances of Rossini’s "The Barber of Seville," professor Frederick Burchinal gives us a sneak preview of this very popular opera.

Mark Mobley, co-director of the Arts Career and Entrepreneurship Space at UGA, talks about the upcoming “Unsilent Night,” a collaborative musical experience open to everyone. 



WUGA’s Michael Cardin interviews Athens Creative Theatre director T.A. Powell ahead of the production of “The King and I,” which will premiere in mid-November.

Artwork: Abner Cope

This month, WUGA’s Artist in residence series features the work of Abner Cope, who taught drawing and painting for thirty years at Central State University in Ohio, before relocating to Commerce, where he has become an influential figure in the Athens art community, both as a painter and as a mentor. WUGA’s Michael Cardin gives us this audio portrait of Abner Cope.