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After students protest, Georgia State University pushes back start date for deal giving broadcasting network daytime programming hours on WRAS-FM

(06/02/14 12:00pm)

Georgia State University has postponed the start of a deal that will switch WRAS-FM daytime broadcasting to Georgia Public Broadcasting after a nearly month-long protest by student and alumni deejays and supporters.

After WRAS deal, student opportunities under Georgia Public Media provide no unique benefits, former staffer says

(11/03/14 6:27pm)

A partnership with Georgia Public Media will not provide any specific benefits for student deejays at the university, members of the WRAS-FM student radio station said after a meeting with officials from the university and the state media network.

Appeal argues Georgia State U. misappropriated student fees in Georgia Public Broadcasting deal

(03/18/15 6:03pm)

Georgia State University administrators circumvented student fee policies when money for the student-produced radio station directly benefited Georgia Public Broadcasting, according to an appeal to the university system’s Board of Regents that aims to regain student control of the station.

Georgia State couldn't be sued for walking away from WRAS deal with GPB

(06/24/14 12:00pm)

One story we've been following very closely here is the controversy surrounding the fate of Georgia State University's student-run radio station. After negotiating for years in secret, Georgia State University entered into an agreement (let's not use the word contract, just yet) with Georgia Public Broadcasting to give the latter organization 14 hours of daytime analog signal, depriving WRAS students of an educational opportunity and the community of a 42-year tradition of original music.

WRAS-FM student radio staff, supporters continue protest

(05/15/14 12:00pm)

It's been a little over a week since the student radio staff at Georgia State University's radio station learned of a deal that gives the state's public broadcasting affiliate control over daytime programming hours on the WRAS analog FM signal. The protest against the agreement has grown steadily in the days since students were told. Here's a rundown of what's happened since we last wrote about the situation: