University of Georgia Special Collections Libraries
WUOG Radio Audiotape Collection


Recordings produced by this UGA station from 1973-2003 on ¼” open reel and cartridges (carts).

This collection contains approximately 2000 ¼" 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. The 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 it 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. Some of these programs in the donated collection feature performances by R.E.M., the B-52s, Pylon, and Love Tractor.

Access to the collection is currently limited because of preservation and copyright considerations. Please contact the archivist for information about access to this collection.