Classical KFUO St. Louis Gives Way To Joy-FM
July 7, 2010 at 6:33 AM (PT)
The FCC approved the controversial sale of Classical KFUO/ST. LOUIS by the LUTHERAN CHURCH-MISSOURI SYNOD to GATEWAY CREATIVE BROADCASTING for $26 million in MAY (NET NEWS 5/6), and last night the farewells came to an end with the playing of LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN’s Symphony No. 9 in D minor, "Choral." The new owners will use the signal for Christian contemporary pop music, as JOY FM, beginning TODAY.
THE ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH reports, "In place of the usual ads in the last days, there were thank-yous from prominent figures in the arts, including SUSAN SLAUGHTER, the just-retired longtime principal trumpet of the ST. LOUIS Symphony Orchestra. 'Thank you for your ministry of great music to the ST. LOUIS area and the whole world,' SLAUGHTER said."