WFNX sold to Clear Channel
Wed May 16 15:53:22 EDT 2012
>----- Original Message -----
>From: Garrett Wollman
>Sent: 05/16/12 03:00 PM
>To: Laurence Glavin
>Subject: Re: WFNX sold to Clear Channel
<<On Wed, 16 May 2012 13:00:45 -0400, "Laurence Glavin" <firstname.lastname@example.org> said: > Could Harvard University one day notice the lack of interest in > over-the-air radio by their undergraduates and switch WHRB-FM to > internet radio, thus making 95.3 available for purchase? >Sure, Harvard University could do that, if they owned WHRB. Since they >don't, they can't. >WHRB is owned by Harvard Radio Broadcasting Co., Inc., an independent >not-for-profit corporation, which is governed by a ten-person board of >trustees. See ><https://licensing.fcc.gov/cdbs/cdbs_docs/ef/Form323/323_print/323_101.cfm?form=323_101.cfm&acct=0&appn=101474599&fac_num=26341&formid=322> >for their most recent biennial ownership report. >-GAWollman
OK, let's jump to the next hurdle: except for such fare as "Hillbilly at Harvard" that seems to be hosted by Harvard
Alumni, just about all of the rest of WHRB's programming is provided by students there. All over the country, some
FM stations have sold their facilities or turned in their licenses because the students evinced little interest in radio.
If Crimsonites disdained to use their precious few hours of free time broadcasting to a nearly non-existent audience
(and under new Arbitron policies, we can't even see what the station's listenership is any more), THEN would the licensee
consider a sale with the proceeds going to some Harvard entity that could use the largesse?
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