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MSS 057 Whitehead Media Group and WNGM-TV 34 collection Edit

Summary

Identifier
MSS 057

Dates

  • 1993-1998 (Creation)

Extents

  • 2.29 Linear Feet (Whole)
    5 full legal document boxes, 1 half legal document box

Subjects

Notes

  • Abstract

    The collection pertains to the later phrase of WNGM's history. It consists of correspondence regarding cancellation of programs and other matters; business and legal documentation of programs and advertisements, including F. C. C. reports and receipts for advertising buys; and materials related to a legal dispute between Whitehead and MediaOne regarding WNGM's inclusion in Atlanta-area markets.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Unknown

  • Physical Description

    Good

  • Conditions Governing Access

    This collection has no restrictions. This collection is open to the public. Library policy on photography and photocopying will apply. Advance notice may be required. Apply in the Heritage Room for access.

  • Preferred Citation

    Whitehead Media Group and WGNM-TV 34 collection, MSS 057, Heritage Room, Athens-Clarke County Library

  • Biographical / Historical

    WNGM first broadcast on April 18, 1989. The station aired original programming, such as Mornings with Meg and Athens Community Forum; syndicated programming, especially religious shows; and reruns of series and films. Whitehead Media purchased the station, 1995-1996. Soon thereafter, in 1998, U. S. A. Broadcasting (no longer extant, but related to the U. S. A. Networks company) purchased the station. At some point toward the end of the decade, the station's call letters changed to WHOT. In 2001-2002, the station changed hands again, becoming an affiliate of Univision and taking on its current call letters, WUVG.

  • Scope and Contents

    The letters, mostly handwritten by residents of Athens and surrounding communities, largely pertain to the potential cancellation of certain programs and broader changes in the station's format. Much of the business and legal documentation is still housed in the original folders. Many of these folders are marked as monthly reports, but more likely contain material used to write or present monthly reports, not the reports themselves. Multiple folders contain materials pertaining to the station's dispute with MediaOne about the station's inclusion in Atlanta-area markets. Also included are F. C. C. licenses and similar legal documents, a significant number of advertising-buy receipts and similar documentation, and materials pertaining to changes in the station's facilities after Whitehead's purchase. Some of the F. C. C. reports, plus a few other documents, provide scattered documentation of the content of WNGM's local programming.

  • Arrangement

    The collection is organized in two series: I. Business and Legal Records II. Correspondence.

External Documents

Instances

  • Type
    Text
    Container 1 Type
    Box
    Container 1 Indicator
    1-6
    Container 2 Type
    Folder
    Container 2 Indicator
    1-34

Components