Cox Sells WSTC-WNLK To Sacred Heart University
November 1, 2011 at 11:31 AM (PT)
COX MEDIA GROUP is selling Talk simulcast WSTC-A/STAMFORD and WNLK-A/NORWALK to SACRED HEART UNIVERSITY for an undisclosed price. SACRED HEART owns NPR affiliate WSHU/FAIRFIELD, CT and will take over via an LMA on NOVEMBER 7th; the newly-acquired stations will convert to noncommercial operation.
"COX MEDIA GROUP greatly values the substantial service that the employees of WSTC/WNLK have made to these stations and the service they've given our valued audience and clients in the STAMFORD/NORWALK market," said KRISTIN OKESSON, CMG CONNECTICUT Market Manager. "CMG explored many options and chose SACRED HEART UNIVERSITY because of their commitment to remain locally owned and operated, to support the STAMFORD/NORWALK community, and their ability to continue the great local coverage WSTC and WNLK have provided over the years."
"As a public radio station, we consider ourselves to be a community resource, and we always look for ways to increase the service we provide our community," said SHU GM GEORGE LOMBARDI. "We are thrilled about this new opportunity, as we can now serve NORWALK, STAMFORD and GREENWICH with an expanded, more reliable broadcast signal than we ever had before and by bringing our award-winning local reporting, insightful news and talk, and programs. WSHU has been deeply rooted in FAIRFIELD COUNTY for 30 years, and we look forward to expanding our services in lower FAIRFIELD COUNTY."