If you’ve been reading Peach Pundit the past few weeks, you know that Georgia State University President Mark Becker engineered a truly stupid plan to gut one of the best things about Atlanta and the university.
Of course I’m referring to the decision that gives GPB virtually all daytime broadcasting hours on WRAS.
Anyway, this week’s cover story for Creative Loafing was about WRAS. It is the most in-depth look at how important the radio station is, what it means to people and why it should be saved.
I say all that to say this: I honestly don’t believe either GPB or GSU anticipated there would be this much hostility to the change. I also don’t believe they fully understand just how valuable Album 88 is to Atlanta. Which brings me to say this: one of the ways GPB can terminate the deal is if GPB’s broadcasting is found to be “contrary to the public interest.” An honest discussion of what GPB will add to the airwaves at the expense of Album 88 and all the outpouring of support proves that this deal is in fact contrary to the public interest.