#SaveWRAS to host benefit concert at The Drunken Unicorn

Twin Studies, Imagination Head, The Marrows and Book of Colors take the stage May 15 to fund efforts to reverse the GPB contract Contact – Mikey Johnson (404-499-9505), Chris Shattuck (404-502-6755) (ATLANTA) Listeners of WRAS – Album 88 are invited to a special benefit concert to fund efforts by #SaveWRAS to raise awareness about Georgia State University’s impending plans to […]

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Students to Hold Protest at Commencement

Graduates are encouraged to decorate their caps in a show of solidarity with WRAS and to send a message to Georgia State’s administration Contact – Chris Shattuck (404-502-6755), Sheena Roetman (678-977-3237) (ATLANTA) During what should be a week of celebration, the Georgia State community was shocked Tuesday to learn that the administration plans to sell the daytime broadcasting rights […]

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A Statement Regarding WRAS 88.5 FM from College Radio Day

On Tuesday May 6th, 2014 we at College Radio Day, along with the rest of the college radio world, were saddened to hear that WRAS 88.5FM in Atlanta would no longer broadcast student created programming between the hours of 5 a.m. EST through 7 p.m. EST. The 100,000 watt student voice of Georgia State University […]

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WRAS “Partnership” Threatens Integrity of the Station, Creates Dangerous Precedent for GSU Student Media

Contact – Chris Shattuck (404-502-6755), Sheena Roetman (678-977-3237) (ATLANTA) Staff members of WRAS were shocked yesterday morning to find out that the student-run station is scheduled to shift in June to an all-new daytime news format managed by Georgia Public Broadcasting that will supplant original student programming. Crafted without the knowledge or consent of station […]

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Timing of Takeover Was Deliberately Planned To Avoid Dispute

While Tuesday’s announcement regarding the Georgia Public Broadcasting takeover of WRAS Atlanta 88.5 FM, Georgia State University‘s student-run radio station, came as quite a shock to the Georgia State community and the larger Atlanta area, fans of the station’s current programming should make no mistake about it: the timing was deliberate. Georgia State officials announced […]

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Petition to save WRAS reaches 5,000 signatures in less than 36 hours!

Tuesday morning’s announcement of a Georgia Public Broadcasting takeover of the previously student-run radio station at Georgia State University, WRAS Atlanta 88.5 FM, was met with significant backlash almost immediately. Social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook, along with local Atlanta print, radio and television media, helped to create a powerful opposition presence practically overnight. […]

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Local Media Firestorm Over Controversial GPB Takeover of WRAS

In an announcement made Tuesday morning, Georgia State University officials shocked the campus community and the surrounding Atlanta area with a so-called partnership between the student-run radio station, WRAS Atlanta 88.5 FM, and Georgia Public Broadcasting. The agreement was done behind doors between university officials and GPB without consulting student leaders or the Committee for […]

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Official Statement from WRAS Management & Staff on GPB Amalgamation

Today, May 6, 2014, WRAS management and staff were informed that the university has struck a deal with Georgia Public Broadcasting. According to representatives from central GSU administration, this deal will begin a 2-year contract that will increase GSU’s presence on the GPB statewide network of affiliate stations. With this new deal, programming on WRAS […]

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