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Classical Radio Station Deals Hint at Consolidation in Public Radio

A lengthy article on The Deal Pipeline outlines some of the recent public radio transactions involving classical music radio stations in particular. For those of us who have monitored the deals mentioned in the piece, it’s a fascinating overview of what seems like increasing consolidation in public radio. Of interest to me, since I have […]

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KDFC Expands Range in SF Bay Area

Classical KDFC Maps Future as Los Gatos Translator Transfers to USC

The ongoing broadcasts of Classical KDFC in the San Francisco Bay Area have been made possible by a complicated series of transactions involving both commercial and non-commercial radio entities. Today the KDFC brand is owned by Classical Public Radio Network (CPRN), although its broadcasts also appear on stations that are owned by University of Southern […]

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Counsel for Friends of KUSF “Profoundly Disappointed” with FCC’s Ruling on KUSF Sale and Plan to Appeal

Today the FCC granted consent to the assignment of the license for University of San Francisco (USF) radio station KUSF to Classical Public Radio Network (CPRN). In light of this news, Friends of KUSF has announced that they intend to appeal the FCC’s approval of the license transfer. According to a statement from the lawyers […]

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KDFC Announces its South Bay Signal KXSC will Launch June 15

For over two months now, we’ve been sharing the news about Classical KDFC’s plans to expand coverage into the South Bay over 104.9 FM. The FCC granted Principle Broadcasting’s request to transfer the license for formerly Spanish-language KCNL 104.9 FM to University of Southern California (USC) on May 21, 2012 and the deal was consummated […]

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Following KCNL Sale to USC, Classical Music Begins on 104.9 FM and Spanish Programming Moves to KSJO

On Friday, May 25, the sale of KCNL to University of Southern California (USC) was officially consummated and classical music programming began airing on 104.9 FM in the San Jose area. These preliminary broadcasts are just a hint of what’s to air on the future home of KDFC programming in the south bay. According to […]

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KCNL ends Save Alternative weekend programming as Sale to USC Draws Near

On Tuesday we broke the news that the FCC has approved the transfer of Spanish language radio station KCNL in Sunnyvale, California to the University of Southern California (USC) for use as an outlet for classical music station KDFC. KCNL, which is owned by Principle Broadcasting Network, has been airing brokered Spanish talk programming as […]

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FCC Grants Assignment of KCNL to USC for use as a KDFC classical radio outlet in San Jose

Yesterday the FCC granted the request by Principle Broadcasting Network to assign the license for San Jose-area radio station KCNL 104.9 FM to University of Southern California (USC) for use as an outlet for classical radio station KDFC. Along with granting the license assignment (part of a $7.5 million deal), the FCC also granted the […]

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USC to Purchase KCNL in San Jose for $7.5 million to Expand KDFC’s Classical Radio Coverage

It was announced today that Principle Broadcasting Network, the owner of San Jose-area commercial radio station KCNL 104.9 FM, has submitted paperwork to the FCC in order to sell the station to University of Southern California (USC) for $7.5 million for use in its network of classical radio stations. Currently KCNL airs a Spanish-language talk […]

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