But without explanation, GPB declined to release its official weekly schedule in advance. It will have control over WRAS’ FM airwaves from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays; from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends. GSU students will continue to operate the other time on 88.5. WRAS’ 100,000 watts can reach up to 100 miles outside of downtown Atlanta on the FM dial.
In an interview last month after the initial announcement, GPB President Teya Ryan confirmed that WRAS will air “Morning Edition” and “All Things Considered,” both also heard on 90.1/WABE-FM. WABE-FM, as the station is noting on air, has no affiliation with GPB. Ryan also said WRAS will air a conversational daily news show called “Take Away,” hosted by John Hockenberry.