OSU Buys WWCD Signal, CD101 Format To Move To 102.5
June 30, 2010 at 2:02 PM (PT)
OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY's WOSU PUBLIC MEDIA is buying the 101.1 signal of Alternative WWCD (CD101)/COLUMBUS, OH from FUN WITH RADIO for $4.8 million, and the WWCD format will move to the moved-in signal of WHIZ MEDIA GROUP Country WCVZ (HIGHWAY 102)/BALTIMORE, OH at 102.5 FM at MIDNIGHT, according to the COLUMBUS DISPATCH.
WOSU will flip the 101.1 frequency to noncommercial Classical and will air all News-Talk on its WOSU-F/COLUMBUS, in a simulcast with WOSU-A. WWCD will retain its calls and format, including COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS hockey, and will move to the 102.5 frequency in a deal with WHIZ MEDIA GROUP, which moved the signal from the ZANESVILLE market to COLUMBUS last year.
WWCD owner ROGER VAUGHAN said, "We plan to relocate CD101’s programming to 102.5, and we are pleased to provide an opportunity to play an integral part in WOSU’s efforts to provide a 24-hour classical music station in CENTRAL OHIO. Both the sale of the 101 frequency and CD101’s programming move to 102.5 are unbelievably positive for the future, allowing us to continue to serve our listeners, our advertisers and help the university we love. We are extremely excited. This could not have worked out better!"