) is a student-run College radio
station licensed to Athens, Georgia
, USA, the station serves the Athens area. The station is currently owned by the University of Georgia.
The station first broadcast
on October 16, 1972, with a 3,200-watt
signal. In 1977, WUOG's wattage was increased to 10,000 watts, and in 1994 the station reached its current 26,000 watts, making it one of the most powerful college stations in the country. The transmitter
sits atop Brumby Hall
on the UGA campus, broadcasting at an effective radius of 60 miles or 100km.
With the exception of a period of time in 1981 and 2005 when the station was shut down for non-compliance of Federal Communications Commission
(FCC) rules, WUOG has operated for 18 to 24 hours each day. The station is maintained and run entirely by a 200-student staff of volunteers. Twelve executive members oversee the staff and the day-to-day operation of the station.
WUOG offers regular rotation
programming as well as specialty
shows. "Rotation" consists of new and old music of any genre that falls within the bounds of WUOG's music philosophy. Once stated as the axiom "If they don't need us, we don't need them", the music philosophy strives to include artists whose music is rarely heard elsewhere. WUOG also carries specialty
show programming ranging from Middle Eastern music
to New Wave
to bluegrass music
. "Talk Block" airs every... Read More