WUGA 91.7/97.9 FM, public radio for the Athens area, has won two awards from the Georgia Association of Broadcasters for stories aired in 2004.
News director Mary Kay Mitchell’s report on “Olympic Athletes” won first place for best sports story. The report profiled UGA throws coach Don Babbitt and the group of international shot put athletes that he was training in Athens, Ga., for the 2004 Summer Olympic Games in Athens, Greece. Mitchell’s report titled “Save Fall Break” won second place for best news story. The segment reported on the rally by UGA students at the Tate Student Center in support of keeping fall break on the weekend of the traditional Georgia-Florida football game.
The GAB awards competition is open to all television and radio stations in the state of Georgia.