'Save KPLU' Reaches $7 Million Goal
May 26, 2016 at 3:46 PM (PT)
The "FRIENDS OF 88.5 FM" group announced TODAY (5/26) that it has reached its "SAVE KPLU" goal of raising $7 million to block the sale by PACIFIC LUTHERAN UNIVERSITY of Jazz-News-Talk KPLU/TACOMA to the UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON. The group plans to buy the station itself and preserve the format rather than allow a change to a format related to the proposed buyer's News-Talk KUOW/SEATTLE, relegating Jazz to an automated HD2 channel.
The group will now follow through with a letter of intent to buy the station and file the deal with the FCC; the UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON deal was previously filed with the Commission.