WUGA-FM wins two Georgia Association of Broadcasters awards

Athens, Ga. – The Georgia Association of Broadcasters recently honored WUGA, 91.7/97.9 FM, public radio for the Athens area, with two awards.

WUGA won a merit award for Best Locally-Produced Program for its variety show, “Once in a Blue Moon.” The live broadcast production featured music and drama performances, coordinated by producer Abbie Thaxton. She was assisted by the entire WUGA staff, including Robb Holmes, Sandy Mayfield, Michael Cardin, David Ferguson and Mary Kay Mitchell.

News Director Mary Kay Mitchell’s feature, “Remembering Noah Harris” also won a merit award for Best News Story. The story profiled the life of the Ellijay native, who was a former cheerleading captain at the University of Georgia. The army lieutenant died in Iraq.

“These awards are some of the most coveted in Georgia broadcasting,” according to WUGA general manager Steve Bell. “We are pleased and honored work by the staff of WUGA-FM was recognized by the G.A.B.”

The GAB awards were presented at the annual convention June 10th. The awards competition is open to all television and radio stations in the state of Georgia.

For more information on WUGA, 91.7/97.9 FM, visit http://www.uga.edu/wuga/.