Fundraiser – WRAS students planning concert
Georgia State University students fighting an imminent takeover of their college radio station by Georgia Public Broadcasting are holding a fundraiser on Thursday, May 15.
Chris Shattuck, a spokesman for the group, says there will be a benefit concert at The Drunken Unicorn to help the students in their fight to save WRAS 88.5. GSU hasn’t changed its plans to replace WRAS’ student-run daytime programming with GPB content, and broadcast student programming on the FM station between 7 pm and 5 am. Students said the May 6 announcement by GSU took them by surprise.
A GSU spokesperson sent an emailed statement on May 7 that said the station ultimately belongs to the university and the deal “opens the door for long term opportunities between GPB and Georgia State.”
The announcement says:
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 pm 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.