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WUOG records

WUOG records

Descriptive Summary

Title: WUOG records
Creator: WUOG (Radio station : Athens, Ga.)
Inclusive Dates: 1972-2016
Language(s): English
Extent: 7 Linear Feet (7 boxes)
Collection Number: UA16-016
Repository: University of Georgia Archives

Collection Description

Historical Note

WUOG 90.5 FM is the University of Georgia's alternative college radio station. It is an all-student, all-volunteer, non-commerical radio student run by a board of fifteen student executive directors assisted by a student organization advisor and a graduate advisor. The fifteen executive directors manage nine staffs: Music, Local Music, Digital Media, Operations, Archives, News, Sports, Publications and Events.

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.

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.

Scope and Content

This collection includes items related to the University of Georgia student run radio station, WUOG and date from 1972 through 2016. The materials include scrapbooks (1982-1999), playlists (1989-2008), training materials (2000-2014) and various manuals (1988-2000s). Also included are disc jockey comment books (1987-1995), program guides (1973-2016), correspondence (1972-1997) and promotional material (1980s-2000s). Of particular interest is a Western Union telegram from 1972 announcing the approval to begin construction on a new FM broadcast studio-WUOG.

Organization and Arrangement

The collection is arranged into two series: 1. Operations and Publicity and 1. Scrapbooks.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

WUOG records, UA16-016, University Archives, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

General Notes

RG: 6

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

College radio stations -- Georgia -- Athens.
Manuals (instructional materials)
Newspaper columns.
Radio broadcasting -- Georgia -- Athens.
Radio programs, Musical -- Georgia -- Athens.
Radio stations -- Georgia -- Employees.
Slides (Photography).
University of Georgia. Students
University of Georgia. Students
WUOG (Radio station : Athens, Ga.)

Related Collections in this Repository

Related collections include the WUOG Audiotape collection, Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection, University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing


1. Operations and Publicity

11-4Letters from public, 1972-1997
15Mike Henry and miscellaneous correspondence, 1981-1984
16-7Correspondence, 1983-1986
18Station manuals
19-11General staff manual, 1988-2004
112Old production staff training
113Producer manual, 2012
113WUOG producer training manual, 2014
114Executive staff manual, 2002
115Disc Jockey policies programming department
116-19Disc Jockey training manual, 2000-2014
120Disc Jockey manual, 2014
121-22 Airwaves , 1983-2012
123-24Promotions, 1995-2006
125-26Newsclippings (Flagpole), 1991-1994
127Press coverage, 2003
128News articles
129Disc jockey training manual, 2018
130Daily guides and producer training manual, undated
21Policies, 1990s
22WUOG FM primer, 1980
24Olympics, 1996
25-7Quarterly reports, 1996-1998
28-10Semester report, 1999-2001
211Rolling Stone and Billboard recognition, 1983
212Coca Cola person of the week, 1997
213Otari reel-to-reel
214Beach Blast, 1982
215Survey information, 1982
216Past PSAs (public service announcements), 1980s-1990s
217Alumni memories, 1997
218WUOG brochure
219-20Playlists, 1982-1983, 1987
221Old playlists, 2000
222-27Format playsheets, 2004-2008
228Programming guides, 1973-1998
229Program proposals, 1990s
230-31Slides, 1978-1979
232Old Flagpole issues with WUOG 90.5fm playlists, 1989
233News releases, 1981-2000
237The National Association of College Broadcasters award, undated
238Media identifiers, undated
234-36Comment books, 1987-1988
31-6Comment books, 1989, 1995
37"You're an idiot" certificate
38Telegram (approval of application for construction of a new FM broadcast station), 1972
7Airwaves (encapsulated), 1991, 1997
7Program guides (posters), 1999-2016
81-8Jock books, 1990 - 1993
89Fifty years pin, 2022
810-12Slides, circa 1990

2. Scrapbooks

39-10Scrapbook material, 1970s-2000s
3Scrapbook, 1981
4Scrapbooks, 1982-1988, 1992
5Scrapbooks, 1990-1998
6Scrapbook, 1999