Flagpole. (Athens, Ga.) 1987-current
Place of Publication:
- Athens, Clarke county
Dates of publication:
- Began with: Vol. 1, no. 1 in 1987.
Flagpole. October 1, 1987
Jared Bailey and Dennis Greenia founded Flagpole Magazine in 1987 in Athens, Georgia to cover news related to the city's independent music scene; the publication has reported and recorded the history of the Athens, Georgia music community through interviews, record reviews, concert listings, and advertisements. Flagpole quickly expanded its content to include politics, art, theater, movies, books, food, local comics, and advice columns. For three decades, Flagpole has been a mirror on the local culture the city of Athens and its thriving arts scene. The publication remains independent and locally-owned, and is now edited and published by Pete McCommons, who joined the paper in 1993. Under the banner "Colorbearer of Athens, Georgia," the Flagpole is distributed weekly and free of charge and has become a local institution and an irreplaceable source of news for local Athenians and music lovers alike.