Independent Campaign Launches To Buy KPLU/Tacoma-Seattle, Block Sale To KUOW
January 12, 2016 at 4:11 AM (PT)
The protest against the proposed sale by PACIFIC LUTHERAN UNIVERSITY News-Talk-Jazz KPLU/TACOMA-SEATTLE to the UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON's crosstown News-Talk KUOW/SEATTLE has moved into a new realm with the launch of a crowdfunding project by opposition forces to raise enough money to buy the station and retain its present format.
The SEATTLE TIMES reports that the UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON has given an independent community group until JUNE 30th to raise at least $7 million to match its offer. The campaign, backed by the station's present management, is being promoted at KPLU's own website, where the pledge forms are located.