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WRAS 50th Anniversary Broadcast - the 1980s
WRAS-Atlanta signed on the air on January 18, 1971. Throughout 2021, Album 88 will be marking the occasion by recalling the great programming throughout the decades.
On this broadcast day, we will look back at the 1980s: the decade where the Album 88 image lines premiered and the station went from strong to blowtorch!
Hour One will feature tracks from the most played albums in college radio in the 1980s according to CMJ, the preeminent publication for college radio in the 1980s.
Hours 2-3 will feature a replay of the 2/10/2021 edition of "88.50," where Jeff Walker recalls the station's move up in frequency and in influence on national playlists.
Hours 4-5 will feature a replay of the 2/17/2021 edition of "88.50" with interviews from some of the prominent Album 88 alumni of the 1980s.
This five-hour special will air from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and again from 2-7 p.m. on WRAS-HD3. It will then air online and on 88.5 FM/HD1/HD2 from 7 p.m.-12 a.m. and 12-5 a.m.