#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 release the daytime broadcasting rights of the station to Georgia Public Broadcasting.

This Thursday, local bands Twin Studies, Imagination Head, The Marrows and Book of Colors will each play 30-minute sets at The Drunken Unicorn, which has graciously donated the space for the performances.

The show is open to all those 18 years of age or older.  There is a $10 suggested donation with attendance.

The doors will open at 8 p.m. and a question-and-answer session about the GPB-WRAS arrangement will precede the show. All proceeds will benefit the #SaveWRAS movement and will be reinvested in promotional and legal costs by the organization.

The address for Thursday’s event is as follows: 736 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306

For additional information, visit facebook.com/savemywras or visit savewras.com.

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#SaveWRAS is a community-driven movement to restore student programming on WRAS (Album 88) – 88.5FM, the 100,000-watt radio station of Georgia State University.

Since 1971, WRAS has played an important role in the Atlanta independent music scene by breaking up-and-coming artists like Outkast and R.E.M. and providing a platform for student DJs to learn the art of broadcasting.

Made up of students, alumni and listeners, #SaveWRAS seeks to reverse a contract negotiated in secret between the university administration and Georgia Public Broadcasting that will take effect June 2 and reassigns control of the student-run station’s daytime broadcasting rights to GPB from the hours of 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.