Court Rules WCAL To Stay 'Current'
December 30, 2009 at 6:48 AM (PT)
THE MINNESOTA COURT OF APPEALS has turned down a lawsuit filed by Classical music lovers that would stop the sale of WCAL/ST. OLAF COLLEGE, MN. The STAR-TRIBUNE reports that the court turned down SAVEWCAL,'s request and upheld the sale because the group waited too long to file suit.
Formed in SEPTEMBER 2004, a few months before the $11.8 million purchase was finalized, SAVEWCAL "did not participate in any legal proceeding related to the sale until 2007 and did not file the petition that is the subject of this lawsuit until four years after the sale closed," the APPEALS COURT said, adding that going back now would hurt innocent parties -- including ST. OLAF students and faculty and MPR employees and members.
MPR has since used the 89.3 FM frequency to broadcast THE CURRENT, which plays local and alternative music.
In a statement, ST. OLAF spokesman STEVEN BLODGETT said: "It is our hope that this ruling settles the issue once and for all. And that the college may fully focus on the education of its students."