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TG: Mr. Bob Houghton, General Manager, Georgia Public Broadcastino
FROM: Tom Lewis, Senior Vice President for External Affairs
DATE: April9,2008
SUBJECT: Georgia Public Broadcasting Proposal for WRAS
As you requested, I have shared your proposal to place GPB programming on WRAS with Dr. Doug Covey,
Vice President for Student Affairs, who is responsible for the station at Georgia State. Although the offer of cash
and other incentives are impressive, the agreement, in our opinion, would restrict Georgia State Universit5z's use
of WRAS to such an extent that we would lose more than we would gain. Specifically:
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The proposed airing of GPB programming from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. constitutes the vast majority of
time that audiences listen to non-commercial radio stations. After 7:00 p.m. the available radio audience
dwindles to a fraction of that available in the daytime.
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Although GPB is prepared to allow us to preempt programming for "major" sports broadcasts, we will be
airing substantially more sports programming when football begins. We anticipate pregame shows,
tailgate shows, postgame shows, and coach's shows, among others,
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all interruptions that GPB listeners
will likely find objectionable.
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GPB is not anticipating airing both a men's and women's basketball schedule, which we have been airing
to address Title IX issues. We also air select baseball games.
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The airing of other major university events is not addressed and should not be precluded from future
consideration
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such as Commencement exercises, major speakers, etc.
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GPB proposes the use of our "main" channel and, by technical requirements, one "IID" channel. This
plan would leave us with only one high quality HD channel, preventing us from implementing our plan to
use an HD channel for long-form programming targeted to staff, faculty and alumni.
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GPB programming is typical of the News-Classical format common among NPR stations. This audience
is in many ways the opposite of the audience held by WRAS. GPB programming would attract a much
older audience, over 50% of which would be over 55 years of age. Our current audience primarily
consists of those aged 18 to 34, a demographic of great value to Georgia State. It is unlikely that the GPB
audience would understand or accept programming from college students which followed network
programming.
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Such a significant audience shift would require a fundamental shift in our student media philosophy. Our
students would no longer be programming to their peers, requiring staffcontrol of programming to ensure
that non-GPB programming matched the sensibilities and expectations of an NPR audience.
In summary, the GPB proposal limits our ability to fully promote Georgia State University. While GPB is
offering compensation, the value to the University of our 100,000 watt FM signal and our ability to maintain an
independent program format is much greater. In our efforts to engage students in student life at Georgia State, we
believe that WRAS is one of our greatest assets, and one which should not be compromised. We respectfully
decline your proposal. We do appreciate your interest in seeking a collaboration you believed would be of mutual
benefit.
CC: Dr. CarlV. Patton, President
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Thanks
Douglass French CoveY
Friday, March 30
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Jeff William Walker
Re: Thanks for the Meeting
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On Mar 2g,20l2,at 8:03 PM, "Jeff
William Walker"
<jeffinralker@gsu.edu> wrote:
Steve asked that lforward this to
you:
From : Steve Brett
[mailto
: steven' b. brett@gmail.com]
Sent: Thursday, March 29,20L21:16 PM
To: Jeff William Walker
Subject: Thanks for the Meeting
Jeff - I,m speaking to you and Dr. Covey, but addressing the email to you as I don't have his
email. Please forward this on to him? Thanks.
Gentlemen:
I appreciate the time you spent with me. I hope some of it wasn't wasted.
Obviously, I was so focused and passionate about the project and the potential of a new program
that I wasn't ready when you asked what I wanted out of the whole thing, although I did have
that vision of me comingto work the next 10 years and being with students, teaching them a
Iittle about the business of broadcasting, business in general, entertainment and education, music,
news, public affairs, art...
I also heard you say that Jeff didn't have time to devote solely to the station and the college
didn't have the money for new initiatives right now and it might be a couple of years until you
did.
So here's the ask: When, and if, you get ready to re-evaluate WRAS, call me in as a consultant
and let me work with Jeff and anyone else on the faculty, the administration and, of course, the
student management, to help you devise some shategies for moving the whole radio (and tv)
thing into the-new and the next iteration. I'11 give you a business plan with steps and budgets that
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look at - you already know the direction I'd like to take'
Of course, I would write myself in to work under Jeffwho has a million things to do, as the guy
who handies the program. Now that might seem like a lot of work to some people but for me,
well, I'd be having the time of my life.
Anyway, I hope I've given you guys some food for thought. Thanks agun.
Best,
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Steve Brett
404-210-3 437
Jo ce Ann Presswood
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Kerry Heyward
Fwd: Meeting to Discuss Radio
Kerry,
Any idea what
PromPted
this?
Doug
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Begin forwarded message:
From: Mark Becker
<ugbegkq@gsu4>
Date: October 24,2072 5:12:50 PM EDT
To: Douglass French covey
<dcovel@g"edu>,
l"ttl'Joseph
Rackliffe
<jraskhf-@gsuEdg>'
Kerry Heyward
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Cc: Ethel M Brown
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Subject: Meeting to l)iscuss Radio
Colleagues,
I want the five of us to meet to discuss the future of radio at GSU. Let's use the old cabinet time
to meet. In other words, the meeting will be in my office at (:15 am next Tuesday'
Thanks,
Mark
Presswood
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Attachments:
Doug,
Attached is the draft received from GPB.
Kerry
Kerry Heyward
Tuesday, January 22,20L3 7:41, PM
Douglass French Covey
Draft Agreement
GSU WRAS Agreement Draft.doc; Gsu WRAS Revenue Expense Estimates.xls
GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
STATE OF GEORGIA COUNT'Y $F'F'UT,T'SN
CONTRACT AGREEMENT
This contract is made and entered into this day of in the year 2012 by and
bet$'een the Georgia Public Telecommunications Commission, also doing business as Georgia Public
Broadcasting and hereinafter referred to as GPB, 260 14th Street, NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30318 and
Georgia State University, located at Dahlberg Hall, 30 Courtland Street, Suite 300, Atlanta, Georgia,
30303 hereinafter referred to as
"GSU".
1. SCOPE OF WORK: This contact is entered with the intent of GPB acquiring all necessary
program rights, scheduling that programming in a news/information format, marketing and underwriting
that programming for distribution over the broadcast signal of WRAS-FM, 88.5, licensee of GSU. Such
distribution will occur 365 days per year, Sunday through Saturday between 5:00 AM and 8:00 PM. Each
party agrees to the following:
A. GeorgiaPublic Broadcasting (GPB):
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Will be responsible for all program acquisition and rights fees from entities such as
National Public Radio (NIPR), American Public Media (APM), Public Radio International
(PRI) and others for the right to broadcast programming on WRAS'
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Will be responsible for fashioning a daily news/information schedule intended to best
serye audiences across the Atlanta market with non-commercial, educational
prograrnming.
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Will be responsible based on the common practices of public radio stations for editorial
control of all programming content, announcers/hosts, and announcements during the
days/times that GPB schedules the station
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Will be responsible for selling underwriting which meets FCC rules and regulations for a
non-commercial, educational station with such underwriting being limited to the days and
times that GPB is scheduling the broadcast service.
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Will pay one-half of its net underwriting sales as a license fee to GSU on a quarterly
basis during the term of this agreement.
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Will pay one-quarter of its net on-air pledge revenue as a license fee to GSU on a
quarterly basis in the fourth year of the agreement, and will pay one-half of its net on-air
pledge revenue in the fifth and subsequent years ofthe agreement.
Will identiff WRAS every half hour during the days/times that GPB schedules the stafion
as '.WRAS, 88.5, a
joint
broadcast service of Georgia State Universitv and Georgia
Public Broadcasting".
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Will make available to GSU a milimum of one (1) ten-second (:10) public sen'ice
amouncement (PSA) per hour during the days and times that GPB schedules the sen'ice
with the understanding that such PSA will be an image spot for GSU or its enrities an'l
not seek to raise dollars, goods or services from listeners and rvill compll' n ith all
applicable FCC rules and regulations as well as GSU and GPB policies.
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V/ill suspend or preempt its regular program schedule on WRAS u-hen necesserl i.r
accommodate live Saturday broadcasts of GSU football, and will preempt its regular
prograrn schedule on WRAS when necessary for GSU men's and u'omen's t'asketbaltr
games to accommodate live Saturday or Sunday broadcasts or u'eekdal hrtradcasls
outside of drive time, defined as 5:00 to 9:00 AM and 4:00 to 7:00 P\i.
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Will suspend or preempt its regular program schedule on its seventeen
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wide radio network to accommodate live Saturday broadcasts of GSU ibotbail.
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Will work with GSU to identiff non-sports programming suitable tbr joint producliLrn
and scheduling during the days and times that GPB schedules the broadcast sen-ice.
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Will consider conlent produced by GSU-TV for possible distribution on GPB's siate-
wide television network.
\\ri11 make Arbitron audience listening information available to GSU to the extent it is
legall.v allowed within GPB's agreement with Arbitron.
Will partner with GSU to acquire bond dollars to cover all one-time costs of transitioning
WRAS to digital broadcast with the understanding that engineering personnel
representing GSU and GPB will
jointly
consider options and make recommendations for
the most cost efficient and broadcast effective means of achieving broadly based
audience coverage in the Atlanta market.
B. Georgia State UniversitY (GSU):
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Will make the fuII power broadcast signal of WRAS available to GPB Sunday through
Saturday, 5:00 AM to 8:00 PM, 365 days a year for a period of fifteen (15) years
beginning JulY 1, 2013.
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Will maintain ownership of and be fully responsible for maintaining in good standing the
broadcast license of WRAS'
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Will have responsibility for keeping in good working order all equipment necessary for
the professional production and broadcast of programming on WRAS including but not
limited to control rooms, studios, transmitters, and towers, and will employ the necessary
staff to maintain it as necessarY.
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Will have full use of and fulI responsibility for any and all additional digital services
available following the transition of WRAS to digital broadcasting.
o Will be responsible for providing to GPB and updating as necessary the ten-second (:10)
public service announcement which will be broadcast at a minimum of once per hour
during the days and times that GPB schedules the service.
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Will be responsible for producing or causing to be produced any and all coverage of GSU
football aod GSU men's and women's basketball that will be carried by WRAS or any of
GPB's network of stations under this agreement.'
2. CONSIDERATION: GPB shall pay GSU no fees other than those outlined in Section l,
paragraph A as a license fee.
3. TERM: The term of this Agreement shall commence July 1, 2013 and end June 30,2A28 or upon
the termination of this Agreement as provided nPmagraphT. During the fural twelve (12) months of the
agreement, GPB shall have the right to renew the current agreement on similar terms for another fifteen
(15) year period between July l, 2028 andJune 30, 2043'
4. INDEMINIFICATION: GPB and GSU hereby waive, release, relinquish, discharge and agree to
indemniff, protect and save harmless each other, their officers and employees (collectively "Indemnities"),
of and from any and all claims, demands, liabilities, loss, costs or expenses for any loss or damage for
bodily injury (inctuding but not limited to death), personal injury, properly damage suffered b1'' either GPB
or GSU or caused by an act or omission on the part of GPB or GSU, its employees, agents or an1' other
parfy acting on behalf of either (collectively, the Indemnity Claims").
6. TERMINATION: Either pafiy rnay terminate this agreement b1'providin-s a nvelve-month
(12)
rvritten notice to the other party. If this Agreement is terminated b1' GSU for an.v reason. GPB shall pa1
the license fee referenced within lA above to GSU for only the first six months (6) of the nvelve-month
(12) notice period. No payrnents will be due GSU from GPB for the final six-month
(6) period of the
agreement following termination. No other payments will be due GSU by GPB follorving termination of
this Agreement.
8. DRUG FREE V/ORKPLACE: In compliance with the Federal Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988.
GSU hereby certifies that GSU will not engage in the unlawful manufacture, distribution, possession, or
use of a controlled substance in the performance of this Agreement. GSU shall abide by the terms of this
statement as a condition of this Agreement and noti$r the Commission of any drug violation occurring in
the workplace no later than five days after conviction.
9. TRADING WITH GSU EMPLOYEES: GSU hereby certifies that this Agreement does not and
u'ill not violate the provisions of Official Code of Georgia Annotated
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45-10-20 et. seq. in any respect.
FLINDING CLAUSE: Notwithstanding any other provision of this agreement, the parties hereto
acknorvledge that GPB, as an agency of the State of Georgia, is prohibited from pledging the state's credit.
In the event that the source of payment for the total obligation no longer exists or is insufficient with
respect to the deliverables, this agreement shall terminate without further obligation of GPB.
11. ACCOUNTING REQUIREMENTS CLAUSE: GSU and GPB agree to maintain books, records,
documents, and other evidence pertaining to the costs and expenses of this agreement (collectively the
"records") to the extent and in such detail as will properly reflect all payments received under this
agreement. GSU's and GPB's accounting procedures and practices shall conform to GAAP (generally
accepted accounting principles) and the costs properly applicable to this agreement shall be readily
ascertainable there fr om.
10.
t2. CHOICE
of this Agreement
hereto shall in all
jurisdiction of the
Agreement.
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OF LAV/: Regardless of its place of physical execution or performance, the provisions
shall in all respects be conskued according to, and the rights and liabilities ofthe parties
respects be governed by, the laws of Georgia. Both GPB and GSU shall submit to the
courts of Georgia with regard to any claim, action, or proceeding with respect to this
MISCELLANEOUS: This Agreement shall be binding upon the heirs, legal representatives,
successors, and assigns of GPB and GSU. This Agreement constitutes the complete understanding of the
parties. Neither GPB nor GSU are relying upon any statements, warranties, or representations except those
contained in this Agreement. No modification, waiver, or extension of any provision herein shall be valid
unless in writing and signed by both parties, and no waiver shall be deemed a continuing one. GSU shall
not assign this Agreement, or any part of it.
AMENDMENT IN WRITING: The terms, provisions, representations and warranties contained
in this Agreement shall survive the termination or expiration of this Agreement. It is understood and
agreed that no subsequent alteration, amendment, change or addition to this Agreement shall be binding
upon the parties herein unless reduced to writing and signed by all parties to this Agreement.
15. ACCESS TO RECORDS: GPB or any duly authorized representatives shall have access to any
books. documents, papers, and records of GSU rvhich are directly pertinent to this contract for the purpose
of making an audit, examination, excerpts, and ffanscriptions.
16. COMPLIANCE WITH STATUES: GSU and GPB shall perform their obligations hereunder in
accordance uith al1 applicable federal and state laws and regulations now orhereafter in effect.
CURE PROVISION: In the event the GSU fails to fuIfiI1 its contract obligations, GPB has the
option to provide GSU the oppornrnity to cure the default. Should GPB choose to exercise this option,
GPB shail give rvritten notice to the GSU of the alleged default, andprovide the GSU thirty (30) days in
*'hich to cure such default. Should the GSU fail to cure such default within thirry (30) days of receipt of
l'ritten notice, GPB may immediately terminate this contract, in whole or in part, because of the failure of
the GSU to fulfill its contract obligations. Upon receipt of termination notice, GSU shall deliver to GPB all
materials rvhich may have been prepared for or accumulated by the GSU in the performance of this
contract, whether completed or in process. Additionally, the GSU will return all of GPB's property, when
applicable, at GSU's expense upon termination of the contract.
18. ASSIGNMENT: This contract shall not be assigned or transferred by GSU or GPB unless
consented to in witing by both parties.
t9. TIME IS OF THE ESSE\CE: Tirne is of the essence in this Agreement.
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Doug/Jeff,
Attached is the term sheet that summarizes the current offer from GPB that I used in my discussion with Dr. Becker this
afternoon. I thought you might want to review this in preparation for our meeting on Monday at 1:30.
Doug, Joyce indicated that you were available to meet at this time and I also left you a voicemail on your cell. lf you
want to give me a call, I can bring you up to speed.
Thanksl
Kerry
Tha n ks,
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From: Kerry Heyward
Sent: Friday, Februa
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22,2013 9:41 PM
To: Jeff William Walker; Douglass French Covey
Subject: WRAS material
Doug/Jeff,
Attached is the term sheet that summarizes the current offer from GPB that I used in my discussion with Dr. Becker this
afternoon. I thought you might want to review this in preparation for our meeting on Monday at 1:30.
Doug, Joyce indicated that you were available to meet at this time and I also left you a voicemail on your cell. lf you
want to give me a call, I can bring you up to speed.
Thanks!
Kerry
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rvill be in touch with your regarding the necessary paperwork'
I hope ttrat yours is a future frlled with good health and exotic ports of call'
Geor-gia Sate [-lliversiiy, a unit of the University System o{ Georgia' is an equal opporcunity
educerional insti:..rrion and is an equal opportunity/affir'mative
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Jeff William Walker
Sunday, February 24,2073 11:04 PM
Kerry Heyward; Douglass French Covey
RE: WRAS material
I spoke with Dr. Covey tonight and he suggested I pass along an observation.
For the Fall
Quarter
of 2012, WABE had a "weekly cume" audience of 341,900, which means that number of different
listeners tuned in per week. lt makes WABE the L8th most popular NPR station in the country, with strong on-air hosts
who have deep roots in Atlanta.
lf GPB programs the station, they will run Morning Edition until 9am and begin All Things Considered at 4pm, as WABE
does. lt is likely that they will also air Talk Of The Nation, Fresh Air and Marketplace during the 9am
- 7 pm timeframe.
So, in the L4 hours of programming in the 5am - 7pm day, GPB will air at least t hours of the exact same programming as
WABE. The question becomes, how many listeners will switch to WRAS if they are happy with WABE. As is evidenced by
the debut of All News L06.7 FM last year, less than 20% of WSB-AM/FM's audience switched to 105.7 and the audience
trend isn't improving for L06.7 .l believe that a similar result will occur if GPB programs WRAS. lf GPB gains 15% of the
WABE audience, that would result in an audience of about 50,000 listeners per week...the same audience we have now.
What I propose is for WRAS to acquire a new HD transmitter and antenna on leased tower and place GPB programming
on the digital HD2 channel. lf their midday programming is as compelling as they claim, listeners will listen on newer HD
compatible car radios, portable HD radios orvia the web. Arbitron "personal
people meters" would allow this HD2 signal
to be rated and measured separately from the other GPB signals no matter how the listener heard it. lf the GPB signal
over the WRAS HD2 signal gains an audience, GPB would have evidence that they could garner a much wider audience
than we have now using our analog signal. lt would also allow us to say that we indeed are putting GPB on the air in
Atlanta, while keeping the benefit of the signal we hold now. All of the major car manufacturers now offer HD radio,
with more than 80 models now offering it as standard equipment.
(See http://www.hdradio.com/news-buzzfmore-automakers-and-more-vehicles-launch-hd-radio-technology-at-north-
a merica n-international-auto-sh
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Thanks,
Jeff
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From: Kerry Heyward
Sent: Friday, February 22,2013 9:41 PM
To: Jeff William Walker; Douglass French Covey
Subject:WRAS material
Dougleff,
Attached is the term sheet that summarizes the current offer from GPB that I used in my discussion with Dr. Becker this
afternoon. I thought you might want to review this in preparation for our meeting on Monday at 1:30.
Doug,joyceindicatedthatyouwereavailabletomeetatthistimeandlalsoleftyouavoicemailonyourcell.
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want to give me a call, I can bring you up to speed.
Thanksl
Kerry
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l'm only sending this to you, but it is good news. We can get additional Scarborough qualitative
know the cost and it will take time to get it. According to the January 2013 Arbitron Report the
!. Our weekly cume is 57,800. That many different people are tuned in at least once per week.
2. To my amazement, sticking with the cume ratings, our largest age group is 45-54, at 28%. Next is 25-34 at 21.7Yo.
12-17 comes in at 13.4yo, but that is probably due to the 35-44 age group listening in their cars with their kids in
tow. I can't explain the 18-24 age group being only 5.5% of the audience, except that is the most difficult group
to get to wear personal people meters. One factor in the overall picture is that the listeners who are 30 and
older grew up with radio and are still active listeners, while the L2-74 group doesn't listen to as much radio as
their parents. And for good measure, the 9.9% 65+ listeners are tuned in to Big Band Jump
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our #1 show.
3. Our largest audience is afternoon drive, followed by middays. This makes sense as the best radio shows are on in
the morning, we're a good at-work listening station, and people want to hear interesting music played by our
best DJs on their way home instead of being depressed by the news.
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Re: Meeting
From: Kerry Heyward
Sent: Friday, March 08,2013 2:23:3'J"PM
To: Douglass French Covey
Cc: Joyce Mobley Presswood
Subject: Meeting
Hi Doug,
ln a meeting yesterday with Dr. Becker, he asked if you, he, Jerry and I could meet on Tuesday (3/t2l at 9:30 to follow up
on our radio conversation. Are you available?
Thanks!
Kerry
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I wanted to let you know that Laura Sillins from the Foundation has asked me to give a tour to Barbara Anderson, the
widow of a former staffer at WRAS, Richard Anderson. Mr. Anderson's will provided for a donation to be used at the
station, but I don't know yet the purpose.
Thanks,
Jeff
Fromr Laura M. Sillins
Sent: Friday, March 15, 2013 3:20 PM
To: baufgator@aol.com
Cc: Alicia Brady; leff William Walker
Subject: Our meeting on March 27th
Hi Barbara,
I am so looking forward to meeting you! Here are the plans we
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made: Alicia and I will meet you in the lobby of
Andrew Young School which is located at L4 Marietta Street. Then, the three of us will walk a short distance to a
restaurant that I know you'll enjoy
Afterwards, around 1-:45pm-2pm we will arrive at the radio station for a tour from Jeff Walker (the radio station's
business manager and the official advisor of WRAS). Jeff wears many more and important hats at GSU, but for our
purposes on March 27th he will be able to give us the background and lead us around the station. l've never been to a
radio station before so I am excited about this tour!
Finally, my cell number is below. lf it's okay, why don't you provide me with yours as well so we can reach each other in
the event there is a change in plans.
Travel safely and we'll see you in the lobby of AYS on that Wednesday
Regards,
Laura
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Tuesday, March 26,2013 5:28 PM
Douglass French Covey
Tower Lease Terms
Hi...
ls it ok with you if I send the draft of a tower lease contract to Purchasing and Legal Affairs so I can begin the lengthy
process of finding out what legal terms the tower company will accept? Normally you would also sign the routing form
for contracts over
525,000.
lt will probably take 2 or 3 rounds between the attorneys to work out the kinks. This would
not be for the purpose of slgning an actual agreement soon,
just
to find out if they will agree to GSU terms.
The yearly lease cost would be
553,200,
but that would give us access to an already built-out transmitter room,
transmission line to the top of the 1,000 foot tower, completed electrical panels and wiring, and an air conditioner for
the transmitter room. The transmitter room build-out would cost us over
$200,000
if we had to do it ourselves, so it's a
pretty good deal. We are making enough from the Panthersville cell phone tenants to cover the new rental costs.
Hope your trip is going well!
Jeff
Joyee Ann Presswood
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Dr. Covey,
Jeff William Walker
Wednesday, April 03, 20L3 4:35 PM
Douglass French Covey
WRAS Transmitter/SAFC
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meeting the committee will vote on the overall FY14 fee budget, USA Today expenditure, and the newly-chartered
student organization fund. She is assuming one of us would present the WRAS proposal. I agree that this approach may
be easier, in that if there aren't further questions the committee can vote that day without returning for their scheduled
"if-needed" meeting the following Friday. Does that sound good to you?
Thanks,
Jeff
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Jeff Walker; Douglass F. Covey
RE: Transmitter Update
This sounds good. I appreciate the update. Just to clarify, we'll still be able to have GPB start their broadcasting as of
June 2, as we've discussed, right?
Thanks!
Kerry
From: Jeff Walker
Sent: Friday, April 04,2OL410:07 AM
To: Douglass F. Covey; Kerry Heyward
Subject: Tra nsm itter Update
Good Morning,
Our newtransmitterwill be shipping late this month and the FMR has been approved to upgrade the electricalwiring at
Panthersville. Tom will have the transmitter ready a few days after the electrical rvork is done. The June target looks
secure knowing what we know now.
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Tower site on April 7
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first date we are allowed to file under FCC procedures. As soon as the nerv Construction
Permit is issued we will place the order for the new antenna, which will take several months to build and install. There
are too many variables to know how long the whole process will take, but we should be on the air at the new site by
next Summer.
Thanks,
Jeff
Presswood
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Jeff Walker
Friday, April 04, 20L4 L:28 PM
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RE: Transmitter Update
Kerry,
yes,
definitely. Even if there were some unforeseen delay in the electrical work we could still make the switch using our
current transmitter. The current transmitter will become our stand-by when the new one arrives, so we could be on the
air with either. The GpB broadcast line, which will carry their audio to us, was
just
installed in our studio a few days ago'
The connection is being tested by their contractor'
Thanks,
Jeff
From: Kerry Heyward
Sent: Friday, April 04, 2014 1:19 PM
To: Jeff Walker; Douglass F. CoveY
Subject: RE: Transmitter UPdate
Hiieff,
This sounds good. I appreciate the update. Just to clarify, we'll still be able to have GPB start their broadcasting as of
June 2, as we've discussed, right?
Thanks!
Kerry
From: JeffWalker
Sent: Friday, April 04,20L410:07 AM
To: Douglass F. Covey; KerrY HeYward
Subject: Transmitter Update
Good Morning,
Our new transmitter will be shipping late this month and the FMR has been approved to upgrade the electrical wiring at
panthersville.
Tom will have the transmitter ready a few days after the electrical work is done. The June target looks
secure knowing what we know now.
Our FCC Construction Permit for the WABE tower was canceled and we will file for a new permit from the American
Tower site on April 7
-
the first date we are allowed to file under FCC procedures. As soon as the new Construction
permit
is issued we will place the order for the new antenna, which will take several months to build and install' There
are too many variables to know how long the whole process will take, but we should be on the air at the new site by
next Summer.
Thanks,
Jeff