June 25, 2015

'It's Friday' Airs Final Show This Week


Robb Holmes

"It's Friday," the charmingly democratic WUGA-FM radio series that features live musicians performing in-studio each week, will air its final episode tomorrow, Friday, June 26. Host and producer Robb Holmes, who has worked at WUGA since 1987, will retire following the series finale.

In February, "It's Friday," which began broadcasting on radio in 2002 and began telecasts on the now defunct WUGA-TV in 2008, celebrated its 300th episode.

Tune into 91.7 or 97.9 FM at 3 p.m. tomorrow to hear the live broadcast, which features performances from Grassland String Band and The Athens King, aka WUGA program director Chris Shupe.

From the press release:

A thirty-minute television special, "It's Friday!Farewell" will have several broadcasts on WUGA-TV starting on Saturday June 28 at 7pm up to Wednesday, July 1 at 10am. The TV special will also be shown on University Cable Channel 15 at various times as well as being available on the WUGA FM and WUGA TV Facebook pages. The "It's Friday!Farewell" program was produced by WUGA, UGA's Broadcast, Video and Photography department with assistance from student volunteers from Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication. 

Watch the opening to the special below:

Read the full release here.