Athens News Matters

Fridays at 1PM, Saturdays at 10AM and Sundays at Noon.

For over 15 years, Athens News Matters has been a vehicle to connect listeners with the stories that matter from Athens and around Northeast Georgia. In July 2019, the program was relaunched in a new format, an hour of content, including the panel of commentators which has been a mainstay of Athens News Matters, but adding more stories, features, interviews, and more.

The Athens News Matters team:

Hosts: Alexia Ridley and Chris Shupe

Senior Producer: Martin Matheny

Producers: Jeanne Davis, Jessica Wurst, Lora Yordanova, Lucas Trevor

Contributors: Dr. James Cobb, Cathy Bradberry, Michael Cardin, Jimmy Sanders

Athens News Matters June 16, 2017

Jun 19, 2017

On this edition of Athens News Matters, guests Gwen O' Looney, Blake Aued and Commissioner Jerry NeSmith join Alexia Ridley to discuss the latest developments regarding Atlanta Highway and projects proposed for TSPLOST 2018.

Athens News Matters June 09, 2017

Jun 12, 2017

On this edition of Athens News Matters guests Blake Aued, Gwen O' Looney, and Jim Thompson discuss the FY '18 budget for Clarke County, changes to the distribution of the Hotel-Motel tax which affect the Classic Center and CVB, and the latest high-rise scheduled for downtown Athens.

Athens News Matters June 02, 2017

Jun 5, 2017

On this edition of Athens News Matters, guests Gwen O' Looney and Blake Aued discuss a lawsuit filed by two former Athens Boy Scouts regarding their claims of sexual abuse; Athens leaders gearing up for the mandated 10-year update to the Comprehensive Plan; and the latest developments regarding the Firefly Trail.

Athens News Matters May 26, 2017

May 29, 2017

On this edition of Athens News Matters, guests Blake Aued and District 3 Commissioner Melissa Link join Alexia Ridley to share their opinions on neighborhood planning in the West Hancock neighborhood, a discrimination complaint filed against an Athens bar, and the District 9 commission race.

Athens News Matters May19, 2017

May 24, 2017

On this edition of Athens News Matters the panelists Blake Aued, Gwen O' Looney, and Rebecca McCarthy discuss Clarke County's FY 2018 budget as well as possible demolitions in historic areas and proposed moratoriums regarding some of those projects.