>>The transition hasn't come without a fight. GSU students, alumni and supporters lit up Twitter to protest the deal. R.E.M., which has a huge social-media following, posted on Facebook and Twitter: "Big Money and power politics closes down a vital student radio station that helped launched [sic] R.E.M. and a host of others … #saveWRAS."
(Colleges selling or leasing their stations to NPR--to air news, classical, etc.--or religious organizations etc)
>>Often, public-radio stations that already host an all-news signal want a second signal to play classical or jazz music to appeal to their target audiences, as music and news generally don't coexist well on one signal.