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Thursday, November 26, 2015

KPLU Advisory Board Opposes Sale to KUOW

KPLU Advisory Board Opposes Sale to KUOW
Nov 25th 2015, 05:39
Despite the 200 people in attendance who cheered the board for voting to oppose the sale, KPLU council president Stephen Tan reminded the crowd that the advisory board cannot stop the sale. Earlier this month it was announced that KPLU (owned by Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma) would be sold to KUOW (owned by University of Washington in Seattle) for $7 million and $1 million in underwriting with all the news coverage being moved to KUOW. KPLU will become a jazz and blues station. KPLU employees were caught off guard by the announced sale, which still needs FCC approval, and the GM of the station says the station is financially stable. The board plans to send a letter to the University in opposition to the deal. More at The Seattle Times