Vermont College To Sell Or Shut AM Station
February 13, 2008 at 5:38 AM (PT)
The Board of Trustees of SOUTHERN VERMONT COLLEGE is considering selling or closing Talk WBTN-A/BENNINGTON, VT, the station it acquired in 2002 after a donation by trustee ROBERT HOWE. HOWE voted against the proposal to dispose of the station.
In a press statement, Trustee JON GOODRICH said, "Unfortunately, we cannot continue to subsidize a commercial radio station. If in some way we can partner with a radio entrepreneur and help further the education of our students, it is a win-win." A spokesman said that the station has lost about $450,000 since being donated to the school.