The old place in Memorial...So this is it. The last time I'm ever going to click on the mic, read some nearly impossible to pronounce PSA from our crack PR team, and watch that "On Air" light slowly fade to black. Ok, maybe I'll be back for alumni events and whatnot but tonight, I'm saying … Continue reading The Final Bow: My Last WUOG Shift
(Mike Mills at WUOG circa December 2008)I've been a deejay for quite a while now. While I'm no professional, there's a familiar pattern to playing a song, announcing dialogue, and then taking a call from a listener that you develop over time. It becomes routine. You often don't realize that anyone is even listening in. … Continue reading R.E.M. 30: The Airwaves
(Graphic by Ziona Kocher)WUOG 90.5 fm, the student run station at the University of Georgia in Athens, GA will celebrate R.E.M.'s 30th anniversary by breaking our long-standing station philosophy and playing R.E.M. songs for 5 STRAIGHT HOURS on Monday, April 5th, 2010, from noon until 5 p.m. EST.Typically, bands that have achieved mass popularity like … Continue reading WUOG TURNS WR.E.M.
I keep forgetting that my time is quickly running out here at the station. It feels like I've been at WUOG forever. But then I run into the new kids, the ones that never saw Memorial Hall, never walked up 94 stairs, or slept out on the roof. I go to speak about the beautiful … Continue reading A Farewell to Arms
...And my coverage is one. So the other night at WUOG, Shil, my guest DJ, was rifling through our collection of records and came across a radio edit of WUOG alum DJ Danger Mouse's The Grey Album. It's a brilliant mash up of Jay-Z's Black Album and the Beatles' White Album. Yeah, I know. I'm … Continue reading I Got 99 Problems…
Photo By Terry Allen, stolen from Facebook Two of the most awesome people in the world are guest djaying on Sound of the City tonight! Pylon's Michael Lachowski and Vanessa Briscoe Hay are coming up to WUOG and will be spinning whatever the hell they want for an hour and a half or so. I'M … Continue reading Michael & Vanessa at WUOG TONIGHT!!
God. What a sucky week. On that note, there's a lot of random bits and pieces of news from around town that I figured I'd put out there.WUOG: My beloved grey jacket and blue shirt are already last year's duds (!), so if you want some sweet new college radio swag, you can now order … Continue reading Tuesday Morning News Gathering
There are days when you can walk to your normal rhythm and then there are days when a good groove hits you. Yesterday was a bit out of the ordinary, that's for sure. Technically, my yesterday began the night before when I sat in front of this screen and wondered what the hell I was … Continue reading And A Bassline From Hell…
As if I didn't keep myself busy enough, the nice folks over at WUOG have set up blogs for pretty much each show to hit the airwaves. I'm not sure who's actually going to be writing on them, but I'll be updating the Sound of the City blog every Tuesday night. You can find it … Continue reading WUOG News and Other Things
In a weak moment, I invited that no good slacker Chris McKay and his buddies to come dj with me at WUOG one Tuesday night. Mistake. I'm just kidding, we actually had a lot of fun while causing all sorts of mayhem.Chris, Josh, and Frank came into the station quietly, passing by our two singer/songwriters … Continue reading Chris McKay & The Critical Darlings at WUOG