MI2N
Music Industry News Network
THURSDAY, JANUARY 19TH
Advanced Search
MusicDish Advertising Network
HOME | FREE NEWS SUBMISSION | PREMIUM PR DISTRIBUTION | PR COPYWRITING | RSS FEEDS | TESTIMONIALS | CONTACT

Sections: Band | Business | Career | Events | Label | Music Releases | Radio | Tech | Video | Web Events
Genres: Country/Folk | Dance/Electronica | Jazz/Blues | Latin | Rock | Urban | World
International: Asia | Canada | Europe

Advertise | Artist Development | Submit Video | MusicDish*China | MusicDish e-Journal | MusicDish Network | Urban Music News Network
Radio News (more headlines) 06-07-2014

WRAS Alumni Announce Formation Of A88A, A Non-Profit Corporation To Save Station

Bookmark and Share

Students struggling to maintain control of programming at Georgia State University's radio station WRAS (Album 88) were joined by an alumni group which seeks to cancel or modify the recently-announced contract giving Georgia Public Broadcasting the right to air talk radio programs for 14 hours each day using WRAS's signal. Album 88 Alumni announced its formation as a non-profit corporation with the goal of keeping GSU students in control of all programs broadcast on WRAS, which operates at 88.5 on the FM dial.

"Our main goal is the same as GSU President Mark Becker's," said Album 88 Alumni president Zachary Lancaster. "We want to give GSU students who work at WRAS the best possible opportunities to learn about radio, music production and broadcasting. But we believe giving most of the daily broadcast hours to GPB will reduce, not expand, the opportunities for students to learn. For 43 years, Album 88 has represented a unique format in Atlanta, which GSU's contract with GPB would silence and replace with talk radio content in a market already saturated with such programming."

Album 88 Alumni's first action this morning was to request a meeting with GSU President Mark Becker to voice concerns about the contract with GPB and seek its cancellation. "We want to make certain he hears and understands the voices of hundreds of WRAS alumni and thousands of WRAS listeners who are calling the contract a bad deal for students and listeners of WRAS. The small number of GPB internships mentioned in the contract should have been offered to GSU students with no strings attached, and not in exchange for access to WRAS's broadcast signal," said Lancaster.

Album 88 Alumni will also consider alternate means to cancel the contract between GSU and GPB, if the request for a meeting with President Becker does not result in a satisfactory conclusion.

Addressing the recent announcement from GSU and GPB that implementation of the agreement will be delayed until June 29, Lancaster commented, "We welcome the administration's indication that the contract is being reconsidered. The petition at change.org that calls for the contract to be cancelled currently has more than 11,000 signatures, which goes to show how important the student-run format is for the Atlanta community at large."

Album 88 Alumni's board of directors includes former staffers and department managers of the station from every decade of its 43-year history. In addition to board president Zachary Lancaster, board members include: Lee Morin, Esq. (Secretary), Victoria Rey (Treasurer), Jez de Wolff (a former General Manager of WRAS), Gail Harris, and Reid Laurens.

Album 88 Alumni will file an application with the IRS to gain status as a 501(c)(3) corporation, which would mean donations it receives would be tax-deductible for donors. Donations will be used for support of WRAS initiatives not funded by GSU; marketing for the #SaveWRAS movement; to preserve the history of WRAS; and to create events where WRAS alumni and current students who work at WRAS can come together for networking and mentoring.

Bookmark and Share

back | top



MusicDish Advertising Network

Mi2N Music PR

Versatile Haitian American Singer/Songwriter Natalie Jean Releases New Dance Remix

Troy Ave. Featured On New Single 'Crooklyn To Wacocaine' By Hustler E From 'Wacocaine' Fame On Wacocaine 5 Album

Killer Tracks Releases "Tray Dahl & The Jugtime Ragband"

Gig Performer Software Elevates Live Performing Experience Providing Complete And Effortless Control Over A Live Music Rig

Toronto's K-Slick Realeases New Music Video

Singer/Songwriter Katie Garibaldi Original Christmas Song Out Now!

Anthony Caceres Releases Smooth Jazz Single "A Very Special Christmas"



MusicDish*China Song Blast
Promote Your Music Single In China

News Headlines
Mi2N EDITOR'S PICKS
» UK Live Music Industry Calls For Change In Licensing Laws For Entertainment Events
» Audials Music Rocket – The New Alternative To Streaming Music
» Billboard Names REPUBLIC RECORDS #1 Label Of 2016
» NMPA And YouTube Reach Agreement To Distribute Unclaimed Royalties
» DIGITALRADIOTRACKER TRACKS INTERNET RADIO SPINS
» AMPAL Elects BMG Australia Managing Director Heath Johns To Its Board Of Directors
» ASCAP Relaunches Website And Member Portal
» Legendary Musicians And Music Executives To Be Honored At Heavy Metal Hall Of Fame
» WARNER/CHAPPELL PRODUCTION MUSIC DEBUTS “COLOR TV” AND “ELBROAR” CATALOGS
» The Watters Win Indie Award


Get your music news covered...
Have your press release written
by the pros at Mi2N

Articles
MUSICDISH E-JOURNAL
» The Wu-Force Self-Titled Debut EP Out For Lunar New Year
» Grammy Museum Plans International Expansion In China
» Midem Artist Accelerator Call For Entries Open
» DPA Microphones Launches New Chinese Website
» Mercedes-Benz Extends Naming Rights Partnership For Mercedes-Benz Arena In Shanghai
» MusicDish*China Caps Busy 2016 Music Touring Season Across China
» Second Hand Rose In 2016 - Bringing Chinese Rock Into The Mainstream
» Fulcrum Acoustic Appoints Ease Audio Group As Distribution Representative For China
» Black Kirin Opens 2017 With New Members At Beijing's Yugong Yishan
» World Creators Forum Held In Beijing
» Jungle Boogie - Outline Sound At South China's Top EDM Festival
» VersusMedia Launches New Website For Its Film Music Service

Mi2N's Music PR distribution service guarantees online exposure for your press release. Choose from seven (7) different packages.


HOME | FREE NEWS SUBMISSION | PREMIUM PR DISTRIBUTION | PR COPYWRITING | RSS FEEDS | TESTIMONIALS | CONTACT

Sections: Band | Business | Career | Events | Label | Music Releases | Radio | Tech | Video | Web Events
Genres: Country/Folk | Dance/Electronica | Jazz/Blues | Latin | Rock | Urban | World
International: Asia | Canada | Europe

Advertise | Artist Development | Submit Video | MusicDish*China | MusicDish e-Journal | MusicDish Network | Urban Music News Network
Copyright © 1997-2017 MusicDish LLC, all rights reserved. Text, graphics, and HTML code are protected by US and International Copyright Laws, and may not be copied, reprinted, published, translated, hosted, or otherwise distributed by any means without explicit permission.