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Comments from Jimmy Sanders, General Manager WUGA FM

Manager’s Minute

Please support WUGA FM, your local Public Radio Station.

WUGA's Community Advisory Council functions as a great resource for our staff members. They provide valuable input about our programming, opportunities for community projects and events and overall guidance in our goal to serve our audience and the mission of the University of Georgia.
We are delighted to have three new members join our 2015 Advisory Council.

Karmen Knott has recently moved to Athens from Denver where she was the Exhibits Director for TED-x Mile High. She created interactive exhibits around TED-x themes such as new technologies or the arts for large events. She is a graphic designer, having studied web design and management at the University of Denver.

Timothy Adams, Jr. was named Chair of the Percussion Department at the Hugh Hodgson School of Music in fall 2010. Prior to joining the faculty at UGA, Mr. Adams held the post of Principal Timpanist of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra for fifteen years and was Professor of Music at Carnegie Mellon University. Adams received both his Bachelors and Masters degrees at the Cleveland Institute of Music under the tutelage of the great Cloyd Duff, Richard Weiner, and Paul Yancich of the Cleveland Orchestra. Mr. Adams has played in most of the major concert halls in Europe, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Australia, China, and Malaysia, and has performed under the batons of Lorin Maazel, Pierre Boulez, Manfred Honeck, Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos, Robert Shaw, Sir Andre Previn, Sir Neville Marriner, Christoph von Dohnanyi, Raymond Leppard, Mariss Jansons, Charles Dutoit, and Marvin Hamlisch. Adams has performed with such notable soloists as Luciano Pavarotti, Jessye Norman, Andre Watts, Yo Yo Ma, Renee Fleming, Emanuel Ax, Lynn Harrell, Lang Lang, Midori, Pinchas Zukerman, Patti Austin, Chaka Kahn, Della Reese, Tony Bennett, James Taylor, Arturo Sandoval, Bobby McFerrin, Terence Blanchard, Brice Winston, Dave Brubeck, Marcus Roberts and Burt Bacharach.

Robb Holmes Robb was a founding staff member of WUGA FM,having served as program host, music director and Program Director since the station's first broadcast in 1987. Robb recently retired as producer/host of the award-winning WUGA FM live music series, It's Friday!, which aired for nearly 13 years. Robb is a graduate of the University of Georgia and he has compiled the history of WUGA FM, which can be accessed through this link:

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