Student Media aspires to reflect the state of the Georgia State campuses, provide quality content to the campuses and city community and prepare students for a wide range of media presentation in their postgraduate career. Students learn the different aspects of the media, such as writing, editing, producing, DJing and selecting outside content, by doing them. This website is a useful reference for students who are looking to be involved or for someone wanting to learn more about Student Media.
Student Media includes five organizations: Album 88, Neo Network (NeoN), New South, The Signal and Underground. These groups provide students with opportunities in audio, video, print journalism and literature.
Wakesha Henley is the Business Affairs Coordinator for Student Media. A graduate of Georgia Tech, majoring in Architecture and Construction, she has an extensive background in business relations with over 15 years of experience managing budgets, vendors, marketing and advertising. Working at Gwinnett Tech and the Art Institute she was able to mentor, teach and advise students and prepare them for their professional careers. Wakesha is a Marketing, Advertising and Business advisor to Student Media students.
Robert LaFore, Jr. has been in broadcast engineering for 40+ years. Robert worked for CBS’s V-103, 92-9 The Game, Star94.1 and 1380 WAOK for 15 years. He retired from commercial radio in December of 2019. Previous to CBS’s stations in Atlanta, he worked in Greensboro/Winston Salem, NC, Pittsburgh, PA & Valdosta GA. In 2021, Robert was the recipient of the Georgia Association of Broadcasters “Angelo Ditty/Frank McLemore Broadcast Engineering award. He is a longtime member of the Society of Broadcast Engineers. Robert and his wife, Melissa have two daughters and live in Euharlee, GA.
Zoana Price has a bachelor of arts degree in Radio/TV/Film Production from Clark Atlanta University and a master of science degree in Business (Entertainment) from Full Sail University. Zoana has been a part of the Georgia State family since 2018. She advises and trains students on the Perimeter Campuses to contribute to the various student media platforms and works closely with the Bureau Chiefs on five campuses.
Casey Williams graduated from Georgia State with a bachelor of arts degree in Film and Video. He specializes in new media production as well as traditional low-budget filmmaking techniques. Professionally, he has worked with companies across Atlanta as both a filmmaker and projections/video designer.
Students are responsible for all creative decisions within Student Media. Each student leader works with a staff of fellow students to produce and edit content to create their product.
Jeff Walker has been involved with WRAS since 1976, as a DJ, student manager and advisor, and continues to be a resource for the station. He received his MS and BA degrees in Communication from Georgia State and retired in 2014 as an Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs.
The Committee on Student Communications (CSC) reviews the operations and advises student media organizations at Georgia State, provides a means for due process for these organizations and selects media heads for each media organization. The CSC holds regular meetings, reviews the annual operations of student media, interviews applicants for media head positions and hears grievances specifically related to student media. It also hosts an annual meeting each September which is for the purposes of general information and taking questions from the student body.
See below for previous news stories about Student Media.
Robert LaFore, Jr.
Chief Radio Engineer
Technical Advisor - Album 88
Student Center West
66 Courtland Street, S.E.
Atlanta, GA 30302
All electronics and office supplies must be shipped to:
Associate Director, Student Life
Student Center East, Suite 310
55 Gilmer Street SE
Atlanta, GA 30303