Album 88 Alumni, the alumni group formed to keep students in control of programming at Georgia State University’s radio station, have announced plans for expanding learning opportunities for GSU students who work at WRAS, 88.5 FM. The group was formed following GSU’s controversial move to turn over the daytime airwaves to Georgia Public Broadcasting.
“We have opened a positive line of dialogue with GSU President Mark Becker that will provide an opportunity to help WRAS students by expanding their learning opportunities at present, and to create new avenues of support for students and alumni in the future,” said Album 88 Alumni president Zachary Lancaster. “We want to give GSU students, especially those who work at WRAS, the best possible opportunities to learn about radio and TV broadcasting, and content creation in music and TV.”
Details on the learning opportunities will be announced soon.
GPB will air National Public Radio programming from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily only the 100,000 watt station beginning June 29. Student DJs will continue to host music programs in the evening, overnight hours and the stations’ online stream.