University Of Houston Votes To Go Ahead With KTRU Deal
August 18, 2010 at 4:25 AM (PT)
The UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON's governing board voted TUESDAY (8/17) to move forward with plans to buy RICE UNIVERSITY's noncommercial KTRU/HOUSTON for $9.5 million, reports the HOUSTON CHRONICLE. The move, would give the buyer a companion frequency for its noncommercial Classical-News-Talk KUHF and would allow the school to move all Classical programming to KTRU (with new calls KUHC), and convert KUHF to all-News-Talk, while RICE's student programming would continue online only. The deal is encountering some student resistance at RICE, where KTRU PD JOEY YANG told the CHRONICLE, "We are totally opposed to the sale. This is our radio station, and we'd like to keep it." The station has called upon students to protest the deal.
In other deals filed with the FCC, JUAN CARLOS MATOS BARRETO is transferring FM translator W279BV/SAN JUAN to AURIO A. MATOS BARRETO for $115,000, and HORIZON CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP is selling FM translator K268BM/PIGGOT, AR to EAST ARKANSAS BROADCASTERS OF JONESBORO, LLC for $8,000.
CITADEL has filed a Silent STA request for WIBR-A/BATON ROUGE, the former Sports ESPN 1300.
And NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE has asked for an extension of its Silent STA for FM translator K205AX/HIBBING, MN pending FCC approval of minor changes in the station's facilities.