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Takeover triggers debate over GSU radio station

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By KATHLEEN FOODY
Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) - People unhappy with changes planned for Georgia State University's student-run radio station say postponement is a first step toward saving the outlet.

GSU and Georgia Public Broadcasting announced a deal May 6 replacing student shows on 88.5 FM with GPB programs during daytime hours. Students, alumni and supporters of the station were upset they hadn't been informed until the deal was done.

They're worried about losing a station, known as WRAS, that plays local and lesser-known artists. It can be heard in much of north Georgia.

The university announced Friday that it would delay the start of GPB programming until June 29 and keep working with students. Student leaders at the station say that's a good sign.

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