Nearly 50 College Radio Stations in 25 States Unite to Say 'We Are WRAS' in College Radio Simulcast Planned for June 26
June 25, 2014 at 8:19 AM (PT)
On THURSDAY, JUNE 26th, 47 college radio stations across the country will unite to say “We Are WRAS” as WRAS, the college radio station of GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY, offers an unprecedented radio simulcast to highlight their fight to stay a student-run radio station. For one hour, from 1p (ET)/10a (PT), listeners will hear the ATLANTA-based station on their own college radio station as participating stations show their support for WRAS.
On MAY 6th, WRAS staffers were informed of a deal made between GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY and GEORGIA PUBLIC BROADCASTING that will replace WRAS programming with GPB news programming from 5a to 7p daily starting on JUNE 30th.
WRAS, in partnership with COLLEGE RADIO DAY, will produce a special hour program that will be a "celebration of the uniqueness and value of WRAS" and will highlight all that the radio station has achieved and contributed to the campus, community, and many alumni throughout its over 40-year history.
Outgoing GM ANASTASIA ZIMITRAVICH issued this statement: “To our fellow college stations across NORTH AMERICA, we at WRAS humbly ask for your support in this battle to retain our student voice. By airing this 1-hour public affairs program, which focuses on the history and legacy of WRAS Album 88.5FM, you can show support for our cause and help spread the word of college radio’s influence. WRAS-Atlanta asks you, the future broadcasters of America, to help us educate the public on how college radio affects music, media, and opportunities for students.”