WUGA Feature Stories

WUGA Team, 2011

Here you will find some of the local stories produced by WUGA featured during NPR's Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Here and Now, and the Weekend News Magazines.

So where do a man, a scoreboard, and the University of Georgia all intersect? No, this is not the beginning to one of those inappropriate limericks, but rather the introduction to something much more. Most of the time there is more than meets the eye when it comes to people. Even places and things can have rich, and sometimes forgotten, history. But an abandoned scoreboard?

Recently WUGA's Program Director and Morning Edition Co-Host, Chris Shupe, was asked to participate in a new event focused on recognizing some of the best song writers in Athens. In this piece, Chris takes us along for the process, that ended with an amazing night of music that not only honored the participants but also legendary song writer the late Vic Chesnutt.

WUGA's Chris Shupe speaks to legendary Allman Brothers drummer Butch Trucks, ahead of a performance at The Foundry in Athens. Trucks passed away 9 months later.

Country Music legend Bill Anderson returns to his roots for an event in nearby Commerce Georgia, and a book signing at UGA.

Booker T. Jones & The M.G.'s are responsible for one of the most recognizable riffs in music history, Green Onions. Booker T is still touring and was in-town recently, he spoke with WUGA's Chris Shupe.

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