WUWG

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WUWG
City of license Carrollton, Georgia
Broadcast area Carroll County, Georgia
Branding WUWG FM 90.7
Frequency 90.7 MHz
First air date 1973
Format Public radio
ERP 430 watts
HAAT 151 meters
Class A
Callsign meaning University of West Georgia
Former callsigns WWGC (1973-2001)
Affiliations GPB
Owner Georgia Public Broadcasting
(Georgia Public Telecommunications Commission)

WUWG FM 90.7 is the radio station at the University of West Georgia in Carrollton, Georgia, and a part of the GPB Radio state network. This station is one of several in the GPB system that also produces its own programming, however the vast majority is simulcast. This is also duplicated locally both by GPB's WJSP-FM, and now WGPB FM, with most NPR programming also carried by non-GPB station WABE FM 90.1 from nearby Atlanta. Several programs are now also duplicated on WRAS FM 88.5, most of whose broadcast day was involuntarily taken from GSU students in June 2014, resulting in programs like Morning Edition and All Things Considered being needlessly aired on five local stations at once for seven total hours every weekday. Originally licensed to the university and operated entirely by students, WUWG was transferred outright to GPB in 2004, though it is unclear under what circumstances. Students then started "The WOLF" as an Internet radio station for students, though the need for a constant data connection means that it is nowhere close to being equivalent to having the FM station back.

History[edit]

It has been on the air since 1973, originally with the callsign WWGC, when the school was named West Georgia College. The station previously broadcast a very diverse college radio format, but now broadcasts the GPB radio feed from Atlanta, with some student specialty shows. With an omnidirectional antenna, it covers Carroll County and somewhat beyond with 500 watts ERP.

In August 1994, WWGC became an affiliate of Public Radio International. This allowed the hiring of a full-time station manager, as well as the acquisition of new equipment such as satellite links and DAT (digital audio tape) recording machines. Also, the station began offering an even greater selection of programming, and a small staff, which is a revolving door of students, replaced annually upon the seniors' graduation. Several part-time staff members, Mass Communications students and university and community volunteers round out the station's personnel. WUWG airs local news and features, as well as various popular student-produced programs.

Personalities[edit]

WWGC Control Room, 1999
WWGC Production Room, 1999

Some notable former DJs at the station include Ryan Cameron, Rhubarb Jones, Rob Parker, Randall Davidson, Jonathan Dorsey, Lisa Lang, Kevin Sanders, Robert Ray, Audra Schwarz, Trevor Head, Drew Fountain, Bubba Petty, Jim Rosser, Mike Bland, Sean Gilbert, Lacey Smith, Brooks Robinson, Errol Crane, John Crosby, Tommy Butler, Jerry Edwards, Bryan Hubbard, Sam Mills, Teri Lamprey, Singin' Steve Sedberry, Emily Alexander and Joe Harris.

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Coordinates: 33°33′50″N 85°01′05″W / 33.564°N 85.018°W / 33.564; -85.018