About us

Robert Vincent Morea III founded melodically challenged in May of 2006, after he had been appointed program director of WRAS, the largest all student run radio station in the country. He had been born with Cystic Fibrosis and had received a double lung transplant three and a half years earlier. He contracted an infection shortly after he began the show and passed away June 20, 2006. Robert was awarded his B.A. in English posthumously from Georgia State University. This show is dedicated to Robert Morea, and we hope to be able to award scholarships for poets and students who participate in college radio in his name in the future.


K. B. Kincer’s poetry has appeared in Touch: The Journal of Healing , The Atlanta Review , Poet Lore , The Healing Muse , Dappled Things , Red River Review, and elsewhere. She received her MFA in 2009 from Georgia State University her PhD in 2015. She has directed melodically challenged since 2006 and is responsible for its syndication and continued success. She currently teaches at both University of West Georgia and Saint Leo University.



myfaceBen Michelman is a teacher of language arts at Durham Academy in Durham, North Carolina. He received his BA from Franklin and Marshall College and is a 2015 graduate of the Georgia State MFA program in poetry. His poems have been published in Spillway Magazine and Barrelhouse Magazine. He enjoys tennis, basketball, and photography.




Jessica Temple earned her BA from the University of Alabama, her MA from Mississippi State University, and her PhD in poetry from Georgia State University. Her work has recently appeared in Stone, River, Sky: An Anthology of Georgia Poems, Agnes Scott College Writers’ Festival Magazine, Blast Furnace, Canyon Voices, Aesthetica, and Loose Change Magazine. She is a lecturer at the University of Alabama in Huntsville and also teaches at Calhoun Community College. Her chapbook, Seamless and Other Legends, is available from Finishing Line Press. Keep up with her at jessicatemple.com.


Robbie Atkinson is our musical director. She is actively completing studies at Georgia State University and will be graduating in 2016. Despite being a Film and Video major, she still utilizes her musical talent by occasionally composing and playing music. Prior to attending GSU, she was a devout cellist for the Georgia Youth Symphony Orchestra at Kennesaw State University and received musical training for seven years. She finds the music to fit with each week’s show and researches information about the musical artists we feature. She also makes her own music as R3dblossom.


MostafaMostafa Jalal is in his second year as a graduate student in the PhD Creative Writing program at GSU. In addition to his studies, he teaches in the First Year Composition program and writes and hosts some of our syndicated shows.




ChristianOur man in the broadcast booth is Christian Bowman. He hosts our syndicated and live shows on WRAS every Sunday from 2-4 pm. You will also hear his voice on some of our syndicated shows. Chris also hosts the Blues show Crossroads on WRAS and is an assistant editor of Underground, GSU’s undergraduate literary journal (besides working a job and going to school full time). We feel fortunate to have a college radio DJ with his experience, personality, and dedication to host our show.


Keegan Osburn, our Sound Editor, has just graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Audio Production. He will make sure that our shows have the best audio quality possible.

14 Responses

  1. Michael
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    On today’s show (8/12) there was a poem from an African-American poet involving Einstein, e=mc squared, and Mrs. Johnson in a nursing home…..I can’t find it. Who’s the poet?

    Michael McIntyre (middle school teacher)

  2. Matt Rice
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    If memory serves, there was an interview by Bill Moyers of the poet Maya Angellou. The beginning of this piece was Mr. Moyers being corrected in the pronunciation of the poet’s last name. The correction was Angel-LOW, not Angel-LEW.

  3. B P
    B P at · Reply

    I was thinking that yor playlist wud b here . None of April ‘s shows r listed . Much
    to MY chagrin . I didn ‘t have time to write down the name of Undersea Poem ‘s
    that ya ‘ll played . I noticed that youtube has only 3 of their songs , at least that I
    cud find . Anyway , that is my question . Thank u .

  4. Jelpa
    Jelpa at · Reply

    Way to go Robbie!

  5. Barbara A. De La Cruz
    Barbara A. De La Cruz at · Reply

    Enjoy your show immensely . Listen any time I can.

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  7. Enoch Kim
    Enoch Kim at · Reply

    Hello, I am contacting you about an upcoming poetry reading that will be hosted by Georgia State University. The information is as follows:

    Five Points Presents – Barbara Ras Reading at GSU
    October 6th, 2015 – 2:30 pm
    Troy Moore Library, 23rd floor of Sun Trust Bldg. Georgia State University

    Please Visit:

    Thank you for your time.

  8. Tonya
    Tonya at · Reply

    Do you have recordings of past shows available for the public to hear (perhaps on your website)? I would love to hear the September 2015 program with Tim Seibles.

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