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College Radio Rallies Behind WRAS

6-25-14

On Thursday, 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 (10 a.m. PDST, 1 a.m. EDST), listeners will hear the Atlanta-based station on their own college radio station as participating stations show their support for WRAS. On May 6, WRAS staff were informed of a deal made between Georgia State University and Georgia Public Broadcasting that will replace WRAS programming with GPB news programming from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily starting on June 30.

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.

Anastasia Zimitravich, outgoing General Manager of WRAS, 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 radios 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.

Peter Kreten, President of College Radio Day, states, In this hour program, WRAS will show just how much of an impact they have made in their 43-year history and why its important that they should continue to be student-run. The program will also include audio messages of support from many of the participating radio stations. Many college radio stations throughout the country want WRAS to know that they are not alone during this time, and we at College Radio Day are incredibly excited to have so many stations from across the country participate in this simulcast to show support for WRAS, added Kreten.


PARTICIPATING STATIONS (as of 6/25/14):
ARTxFM (Independent online station)
Dolphin Radio (Delgado Community College)
KACV-FM (Amarillo College)
KLSU (Louisiana State University)
KSSU (California State University, Sacramento)
KTXT-FM (Texas Tech University)
KUOI (The University of Idaho)
KXSC (University of Southern California)
KZUB (KiDz HuB Kollege Kidz Hub Radio)
Neumann Radio (Neumann University)
OWL Radio (Kennesaw State University)
OWWR (SUNY College at Old Westbury)
Ram This Radio (Philadelphia University)
Rock104.com (University of Florida)
SCAD Atlanta Radio (Savannah College of Art and Design)
Spinnaker Radio (University of North Florida)
UTA Radio (University of Texas at Arlington)
WAWL (Chattanooga State Community College)
WCAS Radio (Metropolitan State University, Denver)
WCKS The Whale (Grand Valley State University)
WKNC Raleigh (North Carolina State University)
WLFR (Stockton College Of NJ)
WLOY Loyola Radio (Loyola University Maryland)
WLUW-FM (Loyola University, Chicago)
WMSC (Montclair State University)
WMSE (Milwaukee School of Engineering)
WMUH (Muhlenberg College)
WMUL-FM (Marshall University)
The WOLF Internet Radio (University of West Georgia)
WPCD (Parkland College)
WPRK (Rollins College)
WPSC (William Paterson University)
WPTS (University of Pittsburgh)
WRAS (Georgia State University)
WRCT (Carnegie Mellon University)
WREK Atlanta (Georgia Institute of Technology)
WRFL Lexington (University of Kentucky)
WRGW (The George Washington University)
WRHS (Ridgewood High School)
WRUV (University of Vermont)
WRWX-FM (Harwood Heights)
WSOU FM (Seton Hall University)
WTUL New Orleans (Tulane University)
WUOG (University of Georgia)
WUSM (University of Southern Mississippi)
WXAV (Saint Xavier University)
WVYC-FM (York College of Pennsylvania)



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