Radio Athenia

Athenia was a collection of local independent journalists and students from the University of Georgia whose mission is to inquire into the nature of things and in doing so, tell the story of the people who call themselves Athenians.

Athenia started as This Athenian Life, founded by Katie Andrew and Nick Mallis. The project was inspired by WBEZ Chicago’s This American Life and served as a way to tell stories, but within the microcosm of Athens, Georgia. The project released their first hour long episode in 2014 on WUGA FM Radio.

 Many young student journalists who have "graduated" from Athenia and gone on to professional careers in media include Lauren Baggett and Adhiti Bandlamudi.

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.

Athenia's Tara Bracken was on site for an open house at UGA's Vet School recently. There she found a wealth of willing participants to answer the age old question, "whatta ya want to be when you grow up?" Kids and animals, radio gold!

Do you know where your food comes from? That's the question Radio Athenia's Jenny Alpaugh was seeking in this segment. She talks to Real Food UGA, an organization looking to bring awareness to local farming and true farm to table products here in Athens, GA.

Radio Athenia's Jenny Alpaugh looks at the importance and effectiveness of Sunday Bus Service in Athens.