Northern Kentucky University Considers Selling WNKU/Cincinnati
April 6, 2016 at 4:47 AM (PT)
NORTHERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY is considering selling Triple A WNKU/HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, KY-CINCINNATI and its simulcast stations WNKN/MIDDLETOWN, OH and WNKE/NEW BOSTON, OH, reports CINCINNATI PUBLIC RADIO's JOHN KIESEWETTER.
KIESWETTER quotes an email from college President GEOFFREY MEARNS informing staff that "After consultation with members of the Board of Regents, I have decided that the university should issue a request for proposal (RFP) for a broker to explore the possibility of a sale of WNKU-FM and its assets. I want to emphasize that this step is an exploratory one. No decision has been made regarding the future of WNKU.
"This step is one that I do not make lightly. WNKU has been part of our university and our community for more than three decades. But in these challenging economic times, and as we face the very real prospect of significant funding cuts from the state, it is our responsibility to align our efforts with our core mission: the education of our students."