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WUGA logo.png
City of license Athens, Georgia
Broadcast area Northeast Georgia
(Atlanta market)
Frequency 91.7 FM
Translator(s) W250AC 97.9 Athens
First air date August 28, 1987
Format public radio
Power 6,000 Watts
Class A (NCE)
Transmitter coordinates 33°55′13″N 83°14′46″W / 33.92028°N 83.24611°W / 33.92028; -83.24611
Callsign meaning University of GeorgiA
Owner Georgia Public Broadcasting
(Georgia Public Telecommunications Commission)

WUGA FM 91.7 is the Georgia Public Broadcasting radio station serving Athens and much of the northeast part of Georgia with its 6 kW transmitter. It is licensed to the Georgia Public Telecommunications Commission but is operated by the University of Georgia (UGA). It began transmitting on August 28, 1987. [1]

The station's programming consists of: Peach State Public Radio, National Public Radio, Public Radio International, classical music, news and public affairs, jazz, drama, comedy, folk music, and locally-produced content. [2]

The broadcast studio, from which some local programming originates, is located on the UGA campus. The main station transmitter and radio antenna are located east-southeast of Athens.

Since 1993, broadcast translator W250AC at 97.9 has been located on the UGA campus. This "fill-in" transmitter was added to provide reception in the downtown Athens area, which can be poor due to due to terrain shielding. The University of Georgia also owns a student-operated college radio station WUOG FM 90.5, which broadcasts and transmits from another location on campus.

Supposed translators

There are three other supposed translators which are listed in the FCC database as relays of the station. [3] However, these are licensed to Radio Assist Ministry, a company not associated with GPB or UGA. They are not listed by GPB, or given a station ID on the air, making them highly questionable. It appears that RAM may be committing an abuse of process by listing non-commercial educational stations as the source for its translators in order to avoid broadcast license fees, then selling them for a profit.

Callsign MHz City of license Additional Information
W250AC 97.9 Athens, Georgia FCC
W243CE 96.5 Winder, Georgia FCC
W248AG 97.5 Commerce, Georgia FCC
W300BF 107.9 Commerce, Georgia FCC

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