Athens, Ga. – Ele Ellis has been named the new program director at WUGA, the University of Georgia public radio station. She will begin work Aug. 20.
Originally from Nashville, Tenn., Ellis worked as associate general manager/director of programming at Boise State Radio in Idaho and as program director at WNCW Radio in North Carolina. Along with programming, Ellis has public radio experience in traffic/operations, marketing, local program production and fundraising.
Ellis will replace Robb Holmes, who recently retired after serving as music director and later as program director since the station began broadcasting 25 years ago. Holmes will continue to work part-time at the station as producer-host of the popular “It’s Friday” show. In addition, he will provide transitional support to Ellis as she assumes her new position.
Jimmy Sanders, director of TV and Radio at UGA said, “Ele brings a great deal of energy, expertise and enthusiasm for community-oriented, local public radio. I believe she will play a major role in building on the past success of WUGA with a forward focus on innovation, quality and creativity. Ele follows in the footsteps of Robb Holmes, who served WUGA radio and this community for many years with an exemplary dedication to building a vibrant local public radio station.”
WUGA informs and entertains its listening audience with a mixture of classical music, news and public affairs programming, jazz, drama, comedy and folk music. Broadcast content includes a varied slate of locally produced shows along with state and national programs from Georgia Public Broadcasting, NPR, Public Radio International, American Public Media and more. Funding for WUGA and television station WUGA-TV is provided in part through sponsorships, underwriting and listener contributions. For more information on WUGA, see http://www.wuga.org/.