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Students at College Radio Station WRAS File Appeal with USG Board of Regents Over GPB Deal and Use of Student Fees

Today, students at college radio station WRAS-FM at Georgia State University (GSU) announced that they have filed an appeal (PDF) against the University System of Georgia (USG) Board of Regents, protesting the university’s decision last year to allow Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB) to broadcast over WRAS-FM during daytime hours. The appeal argues that the school […]

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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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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, 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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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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Students at Georgia State’s College Radio Station WRAS to Lose Daytime FM in Deal with Public Radio Group

Big changes are coming to student-run radio station WRAS at Georgia State University. This morning, students and staff at the station learned that student-produced programming will no longer broadcast over the powerful 100,000 watt FM station during daytime hours. Administrators at Georgia State University entered into an agreement with Georgia Public Broadcasting unbeknownst to the […]

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