Tuesday, February 6, 2007

WREK Review Process Underway

Apparently the review process proposed by the Tech administration is already well underway. The Radio Communications Board (RCB) met in December to set up ground rules for the review process. While the information that I have is sketchy, apparently the RCB plans to meet with each the parties proposing to take over airtime from WREK. They will transmit an evaluation of the proposals to President Clough, who will make the final decision on whether to accept one of the proposals or else leave WREK in its present form.

One of these meetings will occur tommorow, February 7. At this meeting representatives of Georgia Public Broadcasting will present their proposal to the RCB. According to prior news reports, their preliminary proposal was to lease WREK airtime during the morning (6-9AM) and evening (3-6PM) "drive time" to broadcast National Public Radio new programming.

I will post more details as I receive them.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

They don't seem keen to involve the students in this discourse.
I am a non student, eager to do anything I can to keep WREK as it is.
It's a wonderful station, and an asset to GATech, and the City of Atlanta.
I know any other people who would lend support to Friends of WREK. What can we do?

Anonymous said...

I think if someone were to look deep enough, they could probably find some political/professional relationship that Dr. Clough has had with the Public Radio entities making these proposals. Sounds like an inside job is in the works....

randy in Decatur said...

From what I just read on Access Atlanta if Tech accepts the GPB offer someone needs to raise bloody hell. GPB is offering internships? INTERNSHIPS? In exchange for drivetime in one of our country's Top 10 markets? Something HAS to be done to make sure this doesn't go through. That would be a ripoff of unfathomable proportions. Tech students can get internships just about anywhere. It is so evidently one-sided a proposal, it is laughable. Please tell me this is not going to happen.