Georgia Public Broadcasting, the licensee of WUGA 91.7 FM, announced WUGA’s translator or secondary channel, W250AC, was changed to 94.5 FM on March 19.
WUGA’s primary broadcast signal, 91.7 FM, was not affected by this upgrade.
The new 94.5 frequency will increase the current broadcast power (currently on 97.9) nearly tenfold from 27 to 250 watts. GPB will be installing a new transmitter at WUGA studios that will ultimately increase the Athens city population service from 70,691 listeners to 117,565 listeners. WUGA’s translator was installed in 1995 to provide a supplementary broadcast signal to the campus of the university and downtown Athens.
WUGA began broadcasts on the UGA campus in August 1987 and is currently celebrating 30 years of service as an NPR affiliate through a partnership with GPB.