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Collection Dates: 1973 – 2003
Scope and Content Note: This collection contains approximately 2000 1/4" open reels and cartridges (or carts) from the University of Georgia student-run radio station WUOG. The recordings run from 1973 until approximately 2003 and contain original programs and recordings. Some of the programs in the collection feature performances by REM, the B52s, Pylon, and Love Tractor, among others.
Biographical Note: WUOG, the University of Georgia's student-run radio station, began broadcasting on October 16, 1972 with a 3,200 watt signal and grew to 10,000 watts by 1977. As of 1994 the station has 26,000 watts making one of the strongest signals for a student run station in the country. The station hosts a regular broadcast of local bands called Live in the Lobby. Many bands that became famous beyond Athens have performed on this biweekly concert series. The bands perform live in their studio and that performance is broadcast in real time over the air.
Extent: 1492 sound cartridges : analog, 7 1/2 ips.;[ca. 398] sound tape reels : analog ; 7 in.;[ca. 149] sound tape reels : analog ; 10 in.
Subject Headings: WUOG (Radio station : Athens, Ga.);R.E.M. (Musical group);B-52's (Musical group);Pylon (Musical group);Love Tractor (Musical group);Radio and music--Georgia--Athens;Radio broadcasting--Georgia--Athens;Radio programs, Musical--Georgia--Athens;College radio stations--Georgia--Athens;Popular music--Georgia--Athens;Live in the lobby (Radio program)
Provenance: Tapes recorded and collected by WUOG. Deposited at the Walter J. Brown Media Archives by WUOG.
Cite Collection As: WUOG FM 90.5 Radio collection, 1973-2003. Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection, The University of Georgia Libraries.
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