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WBRU Programming Leaves FM in Advance of $5.63 Million License Sale to EMF

At 11:59pm last night, Brown University’s student-run commercial college radio station WBRU brought its broadcasts over 95.5 FM in Providence, Rhode Island to a close, making way for syndicated Christian radio programming from K-LOVE. On Wednesday, we learned more about the impending FM license sale to Educational Media Foundation, as paperwork was filed with the […]

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WBRU License Expected to be Sold to Christian Radio Group EMF

Rumors have been circulating for awhile that the 95.5 FM license for commercial radio station WBRU at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island was up for sale and just last month there was speculation that an announcement would be coming soon. Over the weekend, Providence Journal reported that WBRU was selling its license to Christian […]

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Jones College Sells WKTZ-FM and WJAX-AM Licenses to Religious Broadcaster EMF

The FCC has granted the assignment of two radio licenses held by Jones College to religious broadcaster Educational Media Foundation (EMF). Licenses for WKTZ-FM and WJAX-AM in Jacksonville, Florida were sold to EMF for the purchase price of $3,375,000. This ends a 50-year legacy of radio at Jones College, with has up until recently broadcast […]

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FCC to make final decisions on low-power FM expansion at November meeting

On Friday the FCC announced that it will take up the final implementation of the Local Community Radio Act at its November 30 open meeting. The commissioners will also consider final procedures to deal with more than 6000 pending applications for FM translator repeater stations. These issues overlap because translators compete for the same spots […]

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Commercial Radio Station Donated to Meridian Community College

Commercial Radio Station Donated to Meridian Community College

The owner of commercial radio station WKZB in Stonewall, Mississippi is donating the station to Meridian Community College. The “classic hits” station, dubbed 106.9 “The Buzz,” is part of a local network of radio stations in Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana owned by Clay Holladay under the auspices of Mississippi Broadcasters, LLC (and branded as “The […]

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