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College Radio Watch: WSCS Sale Details and Film of Yale’s WYBC in 1950s

Last week I reported on the impending sale of the Colby-Sawyer College radio station WSCS-FM to the Vinikoor Foundation. After corresponding with representatives from the college and from Vinikoor, I have a few more details about the sale. According to Ambrose Metzegen, the Chief Operating Officer and Faculty Advisor for WSCS, “The decision to sell […]

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Vinyl records at college radio station KCPR

College Radio Watch: WSCS to be Sold, WRAS Responds to GPB Letter, Troubles at KCPR?

Although it’s the dead of summer, there’s definitely lots going on in the world of college radio. With students mostly on summer break, sadly, much of the news isn’t so great. As we’ve seen time and time again, often big announcements from administrators occur either right before or during summer and winter breaks. In keeping […]

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College Radio Watch: Protests over Future of WRAS Continue, With WABE Critiquing the Deal as Well

As I composed this post, supporters of student radio programming on WRAS-FM were assembling at a protest at Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB) headquarters in Atlanta. The peaceful protest by SaveWRAS supporters is part of a larger effort to spread the word about changes at the Georgia State University radio station in order to either stop […]

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College Radio Watch: WRAS Alumni Present Alternate Proposal as GPB Deal is Set to Begin this Sunday

As the impending programming changes at Georgia State University’s student-run radio station WRAS are set to take place this Sunday, supporters are continuing their efforts to convince administrators to halt the deal with Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB). As we’ve been reporting, Georgia State penned a deal with GPB allowing the public radio group to use […]

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WMHD

College Radio Watch: Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology to Sell WMHD to Indiana State University

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, Indiana has filed paperwork with the FCC in order to assign the 1400 watt FM license for student-run college radio station WMHD 90.7 FM to Indiana State University. According to the asset purchase agreement, the purchase price is $16,465. Based on a recent notice to the FCC regarding […]

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College Radio Watch: WRAS Embraces Viral Video in Fight for FM, plus other College Radio LPFM News

In this week’s college radio news, the fight over the future of student broadcasting over Georgia State’s WRAS-FM continues with an all-encompassing campaign. The #SaveWRAS crew has already embraced social media, created stickers and flyers, and has been encouraging supporters to voice their grievances by contacting officials at Georgia State University and Georgia Public Broadcasting. […]

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College Radio Watch: Is College Radio Dying? Students at WRAS-FM Get Reprieve

Earlier this week, Salon.com posted an article with the title “College radio is dying — and we need to save it.” In the piece, Garrett Martin outlines the situation at WRAS-FM (in which student DJs will soon lose access to the FM station during daytime in order to allow Georgia Public Broadcasting to air public […]

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College Radio Watch: Documents Reveal Earlier Attempts by GPB to Take Over WRAS Airtime

Georgia State University’s student newspaper, The Signal, has been doing some sleuthing into the backstory behind the impending Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB) takeover of the daytime schedule for Georgia State’s student radio station WRAS-FM. It was very interesting to see that a 2008 offer from GPB got turned down by Georgia State. In an April […]

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LP at WRAS-FM

College Radio Watch: WRAS Battle, Catawba College Buys AM Station & Soundtap Madness

Students at Georgia State University (GSU) are still processing the news about changes coming to college radio station WRAS in a few weeks, when Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB) will begin airing daytime programming over WRAS’s 88.5 FM signal. Over the weekend, WRAS supporters held protests at GSU graduation and the social media blitz continues. Additionally, […]

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College Radio Watch: WRAS-FM Changes Spark Protests

The big college radio news this week is of course the format changes coming to WRAS-FM. On Tuesday, WRAS-FM student staffers were surprised to hear that they would soon lose programming control over the station’s daytime FM broadcasts. Georgia State University entered into a deal with Georgia Public Broadcasting that will allow the public radio […]

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