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College Radio Stations Unite in Support of WRAS

“We Are WRAS” simulcast scheduled for June 26 to support Georgia State U. radio station

On Thursday at least 47 college and high school radio stations across the country will work together as part of the “We Are WRAS” campaign. WRAS(FM) is the radio station of Georgia State University in Atlanta. The student-run station recently found out that the school’s administration struck a deal with Georgia Public Broadcasting to hand over air time from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. to the public broadcaster and sideline the student-created programming for nighttime airing.

The “We Are WRAS” campaign involves a radio simulcast from WRAS to highlight the fight to remain a student-run station. For one hour, listeners across the country will hear the Atlanta-based station on other college radio stations.

WRAS, in partnership with College Radio Day, will produce a special program to celebrate WRAS and to highlight what the station has contributed.

“To our fellow college stations across North America, we at WRAS humbly ask for your support in this battle to retain our student voice,” outgoing General Manager of WRAS Anastasia Zimitravich said in a statement. “By airing this one-hour public affairs program, which focuses on the history and legacy of WRAS Album 88.5 FM, you can show support for our cause and help spread the word of college radio’s 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.”

The program will include audio messages of support from many of the participating radio stations.

As of June 25, the following stations have pledged to participate:

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