Students of WRAS 88.5 FM file appeal against GSU-GPB partnership
Although the Georgia State – Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB) partnership to obtain 14 hours of analog air-time from WRAS 88.5 FM went into effect on June 29, students of the station filed an appeal against the decision with the Georgia Board of Regents (BoR) on March 12.
Zachary Lancaster, president of the nonprofit organization Album 88 Alumni (A88A), said students were frustrated with all of their attempts to negotiate about the decision.
“The students have made multiple attempts to engage in meaningful discussion with both GSU administrators and with GPB but for naught,” he said. “The students have been taking this process one step at a time. This was the next logical step.”
Read more from the Georgia State Signal.
Merrimack College ‘Goes Live’ this fall
After months of planning and finalizing, Merrimack College will have its first ever Internet college radio station by this fall. Professor Jake Turner and senior Lisa Vassallo have teamed up to give students the chance to control playlists they want to hear at the station. In the near future, students can join the Radio Club and Radio Production class to determine the music and content featured on the station. Music isn’t the only feature you can take part in. If you have any interest in news casting or talking on air, you can practice your skills thanks to the radio station as well.
Read more from The Beacon.
New look, features make tuning in to Bethel radio station easier
From jazz to country to heavy metal music, you can probably find it on Bethel College’s student-run radio station, KBCU 88.1 FM.
For most of the station’s existence, the listening audience has been limited to “greater metropolitan North Newton” (not a large geographical range). But new technology in recent years, and a just-launched branding campaign by a Bethel graphic design major, aim to change that.
Read more from Bethel College.
KSYM kicks off annual pledge drive
“This is always a time of year where we really get to see, talk and visit with our fans and listeners, because they really do become family,” Williams said. “It’s really nice to talk to music fans in general because there is something in (a music fan’s) core that we just understand about each other.
Read more from The Ranger.
Forsyth Tech’s radio station begins broadcasting
“We are so excited,” said Amy Davis-Moore, the college’s program coordinator for its broadcasting and production technology program. “We have done it small stages. It just didn’t happen overnight.”
Read more from the Winston-Salem Journal.
Plus, College Radio Watch checks in on WKNC’s history project and visits WRVG-LP.