College Broadcasters, Inc. Pledge To Fight WRAS Deal
May 20, 2014 at 2:58 PM (PT)
On the heels of GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY's decision to turn over daytime hours to GEORGIA PUBLIC BROADCASTING, effectively flipping WRAS (ALBUM 88)/ATLANTA from a music format to Talk (NET NEWS, 5/6), COLLEGE BROADCASTERS, INC. (CBI) announced its support for the students at the station who oppose this agreement, as well as the secrecy in which the deal was developed.
In a statement, CBI asserted that its "commitment is to student broadcasting. While partnerships with professional broadcasters can provide some benefits to students, nothing can replicate the experiential education offered to students who control their own student media outlets. Therefore, we cannot support any deal or this agreement that takes student broadcasting out of student hands. We cannot support a deal or arrangement affecting student broadcasting that is made without student input or discussion."
For more information, visit savewras.com.