Posts tagged with "WRAS"

WRAS alums form nonprofit to save station

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt October 27, 2014

The fight to over Georgia State University’s FM station isn’t over.  Georgia Public Broadcasting took over WRAS 88.5 FM on June 29, and GPB programming accounts for 14 hours of each week day, from 5 am to 7 pm, Monday through Friday. Prior to the announcement by GSU, the station consisted entirely of student programming. […]

Dear Decaturish – I like the new WRAS

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 7, 2014

We accept letters to the editor. All letters must be signed and can be anywhere from 400 to 800 words. We reserve the right to edit letters for length and content. To send your letter to the editor, email it to Dear Decaturish, I am here to out myself as one of the few listeners […]

Atlanta NPR station slams Public Broadcasting deal

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 2, 2014

WABE, Atlanta’s NPR station, has said very little publicly about Georgia Public Broadcasting’s deal with Georgia State University to take over WRAS, the formerly student-run radio station That changed on July 2 when Public Broadcasting Atlanta Board Chairman Louis Sullivan published an open letter saying that GPB is using the deal to undermine WABE. “GPB […]

New Deal – WRAS alumni counter GPB offer

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt June 25, 2014

Alumni working to maintain student-control of the Georgia State University radio station today published a counter-proposal that claims to offer GSU – and its students – a better deal than the current agreement with Georgia Public Broadcasting. GSU on May 6 announced a “historic partnership” with Georgia Public Broadcasting to bump student programming for GPB’s. The announcement […]

Plan yielded – 88.5 alums make progress with GSU

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt June 11, 2014

This story was updated on June 13.  An alumni group that’s joined the fight to keep Georgia State University’s radio station under student control says there’s been a breakthrough. On the evening of June 11, Album 88 Alumni “announced plans for expanding learning opportunities for GSU students who work at WRAS, 88.5 FM.” To recap: […]

Still WRASlin’ – Struggle continues over station

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt June 2, 2014

The students who run Georgia State University’s WRAS 88.5 aren’t licked yet, and there are signs they may be gaining ground in their push to keep control of the station. The controversy has been ongoing since early May, when GSU announced its historic partnership with GPB, a move that outraged many alumni who had worked […]

(AUDIO) – GSU, WRAS discuss station’s future

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 16, 2014

Current and former employees of Georgia State University’s radio station and the president of the university held a private meeting on Friday, May 16 and left optimistic about the station’s future. The meeting followed days of uproar over GSU’s plans to replace student programming during the day on WRAS 88.5 with content from Georgia Public Broadcasting. […]

Toss this – Students stage graduation protest

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 9, 2014

The students behind WRAS 88.5 want Georgia State University grads to have their independent radio station on their minds as they graduate this weekend. Chris Shattuck, one of the organizers of a boycott against Georgia Public Broadcasting taking over the station, says WRAS will be visible at the commencement ceremonies on May 10. The group […]

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