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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
A deal will give daytime programming hours on Georgia State University’s WRAS-FM to professionals and relegate student deejays to evening and overnight time slots and online streams.
Security cameras caught three men stealing copies of Georgia State University's student newspaper from newspaper racks on Oct.
Charges against two student journalists arrested last year while covering Occupy Atlanta protests will be dropped, the city’s mayor said Saturday.
The Georgia State student newspaper’s attempt to add off-campus newspaper boxes downtown has been delayed by Atlanta officials because the boxes do not comply with the city’s ordinances.
Closeto 250 copies of a student newspaper at Georgia State University were dumpedlast week after the paper published a series of stories regarding allegedsorority hazing.