PA College Considers Selling Radio Station, Students Rally To Stop Process
May 26, 2011 at 4:10 AM (PT)
The latest educational institution to contemplate getting out of radio is LEHIGH CARBON COMMUNITY COLLEGE in PENNSYLVANIA, the administration of which is contemplating a sale of the school's station, noncommercial WXLV/SCHNECKSVILLE, PA, reports the ALLENTOWN MORNING CALL.
The school faces a $1.3 million cut in state funding and has had the station appraised but has not yet moved forward to sell the license. Meanwhile, a former director of the station, BURR BEARD, has proposed leasing the station for a year with the goal of partnering with PUBLIC RADIO CAPITAL to buy it outright.
The SALISBURY, PA edition of PATCH.COM reports that about 15 students rallied under two tents in front of the school's administration building WEDNESDAY to gather signatures on a petition to save WXLV from a possible sale.