WRAS Album-88 Appeal

At the end of last week, the students at WRAS Album 88 filed an appeal with the University System of Georgia Board of Regents, on the grounds that the GSU administration circumvented policies controlling the apportioning of student fees and violated the Student Activity Fee Council process set out by the university and mandated by […]

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Call To Action

SaveWRAS Supporters Since the takeover of WRAS’s broadcast signal by Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB) last June, we have been working with the student managers of WRAS to help them engage GPB management in dialog about GPB’s role in WRAS’s future, and how student-created programming fits into that future. WRAS’s student managers have asked GPB’s CEO, […]

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Something Very Important Is At Stake

In May of this year, the administrators of Georgia State University cut a backroom deal with Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB) to give GPB control of the 88.5fm signal during peak listening times, blindsiding committed student volunteers and tens of thousands in the Atlanta community that support diversity on the radio dial. We are members of […]

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WRAS Student-Managers meet with GPB CEO Teya Ryan

Atlanta, GA, October 29, 2014 – Students who run Georgia State University’s radio station, WRAS (88.5 FM), met Tuesday for the first time with Georgia Public Broadcasting CEO Teya Ryan and members of GSU’s administration to discuss the changes implemented on June 29 which resulted in GPB controlling WRAS’s broadcast signal for most of each […]

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Proposal

ALUMNI PROPOSAL TO THE ADMINISTRATION: PREFERRED OPTION TO RESOLVING THE WRAS PROBLEM  June 24, 2014 Dear Dr. Becker, Thank you for your consideration of our proposal. This preliminary draft represents what we could pull together in less than two weeks since we last spoke. Our plan is to work with your administration to refine and […]

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A Letter from Frank LoMonte, Student Press Law Center

Dear President Becker, I write with profound alarm and disappointment at the University’s mishandling of the recently announced transaction that will result in Georgia Public Broadcasting programming airing during daytime hours over Georgia State’s formerly student-programmed WRAS-FM. The Student Press Law Center supports the autonomy of students to use campus media to express opinions and […]

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WRAS Alumni Statement

Dear President Becker, We, the alumni of WRAS Album 88 are writing to express our opposition to the deal reached between Georgia Public Broadcasting (“GPB”) and Georgia State University (“GSU”) over the daytime broadcasting rights for WRAS Atlanta 88.5 FM (“WRAS”). We write to explain why this deal has led us to announce today that […]

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WRAS Details GSU-GPB Contract, Requests Meeting with President Becker

GSU-GPB agreement allows for auto-renewal, shared time negotiations and more(ATLANTA) – While students, alumni and the community have joined together in an effort to fight the GPB takeover of WRAS daytime programming, the staff of the station have spent the past few days reviewing the contract in detail. After taking this time to look it […]

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