Album 88 provides student-run programming and broadcasts 24 hours, seven days a week online and on WRAS-HD2 and from 7 p.m. – 5 a.m. on 88.5 FM. Album 88 has been selected by Creative Loafing staff and readers as the best overall radio station in Atlanta on multiple occasions. All Album 88 DJs are Georgia State students, and Georgia State sports are covered by alumni employee Dave Cohen.
Album 88’s programming consists of a wide variety of content, including:
- 88 Sessions: Local bands are invited to perform in Cinefest and are recorded for playback on air and are archived on the 88 Sessions YouTube channel.
- Athletics: Album 88 broadcasts select Georgia State football and men’s and women’s basketball games as well as selected baseball games. For more information, visit Georgia State Athletics.
- Informational: The station regularly features PSAs for events happening on the Georgia State campuses and within the Atlanta community.
- Regular Rotation: The regular rotation includes an up-to-date mix of indie-rock, indie-pop, electronica and hip-hop music. Album 88 derives its name from the fact that it does not emphasize singles but a variety of cuts from the various artists that are in regular rotation.
- Specialty Shows: These one to two-hour blocks are dedicated to specific genres of music ranging from local music, soundtrack music, blues and jazz, instrumental hip-hop, indie-rock, electronica and beyond.
Album 88 also hosts "WRASFest" an annual live concert in an Atlanta area concert venue.
Neo Network (NeoN) is the student-run video-on-demand service of Student Media. In addition to live streaming the Student Government Association (SGA) election debates. NeoN presents student-produced news and variety programming. Creative staff serve as both writers and directors and are each tasked with creating and producing an original NeoN production during the school year. NeoN has received honors from College Broadcasters Inc., NATAS Southeast and the Southeast Journalism Conference.
Panther Report, a collection of news reports over the calendar year covering issues and events on campus in Atlanta has transitioned from NeoN to be a part of The Signal. Primetime Sportz, a weekly sports show is also transitioning to be a part of The Signal.
In 2015-16, the station underwent a structural change wherein they developed four production teams to produce four distinct programs of original content. To see these programs, visit the production team’s YouTube page.
New South is Georgia State’s student-edited literary journal. It adheres to the standards of peer-reviewed literature journals across the United States. The organization also stages a number of readings throughout the school year both on and off campus. More information on readings can be found on the First Friday Reading Series calendar.
Where Can I Find New South?
New South is published twice a year. Copies are free for Georgia State students and are distributed across campus. Students who cannot locate a copy can visit New South located on the ninth floor of Langdale Hall, Room 946.
Individuals who are off campus have a variety of subscription options for New South. Visit the Purchase section of the New South website for more information.
Writers interested in submitting entries for consideration should visit the journal’s online submission manager or mail entries to:
Georgia State University
25 Park Place NE
Atlanta, GA 30303
The Signal is the student-run newspaper of Georgia State with additional digital components and covers academic, organizational and sporting events and features student opinion on a variety of national issues. The newspaper is divided into four sections: News, Arts & Living, Sports and Opinions. All readers are welcome to submit letters for consideration in the Opinions section. For information on the guidelines for submitting a letter, please contact The Signal directly at 404-413-1620.
It features news writing and podcasting from Georgia State students with letters from the campus and city community as well as occasional contributions from campus writers across the country. The Signal has received general excellence honors from the Georgia College Press Association and Southeast Journalism Conference.
The Signal runs every Tuesday during the fall and spring semesters at Georgia State. It can be found at newsstands across the campuses as well as online.
Anyone who would like updated content from The Signal emailed to them can visit The Signal and provide their information. Local merchants who would like to have copies displayed in their store are encouraged to contact Zoana Price, Student Media Advisor at 678-891-3381.
Underground is Georgia State's undergraduate student-edited journal featuring fiction, nonfiction, poetry, essays and art from the community of four-year undergraduate students at Georgia State. In addition to publishing two issues annually, Underground also stages student readings on and off campus. In 2015, it co-sponsored an art competition with Spotlight Programs Board. Underground received an Associated College Press Pacemaker award in 2020.
Where Can I Find Underground?
Underground annually distributes two print issues which are also published online. Copies are free for Georgia State students and are distributed across campus. If you cannot locate a copy, visit Underground on the 23rd floor of 25 Park Place.
An archive of Underground issues can be found online.
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