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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#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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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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