Texas Tech Closes Student Station
December 11, 2008 at 6:32 AM (PT)
TEXAS TECH's student-run radio station, KTXT-F/LUBBOCK, has been shut down fue to financial considerations. The station closed WEDNESDAY and its license will be controlled by the school's noncommercial NPR affiliate KOHM.
A statement from the university's Student Media Director SUSAN PETERSON said, "The overwhelming financial demands of operating an FM radio station, coupled with the radical changes in the radio broadcast industry, made it clear that we need to rethink our definition of broadcast media and refocus our commitment to bolstering student learning. As they prepare to find jobs after graduation, our students depend on us to enhance the skills learned in the classroom. To meet that need, Student Media must adapt to the changes dictated by the industry."