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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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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#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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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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