Is WBRU on the brink?

Rob Landry
Thu Jul 20 11:04:37 EDT 2017

5 out of the 8 Ivy League schools have student organizations that are 
radio station licensees. In addition to WBRU at Brown, such stations 
include WPRB at Princeton, WVBR at Cornell, WHRB at Harvard, and WYBC 
(AM/FM) at Yale. Dartmouth's WFRD is owned by the College, as are 
Columbia's WKCR and Penn's WXPN. WXPN and the two WYBC stations are no 
longer student-operated.


On Wed, 19 Jul 2017, Sean Smyth wrote:

> According to Providence Monthly, it's up for sale.
> It's one of my music presets and I'll hate losing it, though I understand
> why it's happening. Like WHRB, it's run by an independent corporation. I'm
> guessing the financials are less of a concern at WHRB, but you wonder how
> long such student-run independent terrestrial stations can, or will want
> to, hold on. Anyone younger than 30 who lives in an environment with wifi
> hotspots everywhere doesn't appreciate the power of the radio waves.
> (h/t to Radio Insight)
> -- 
> Sent from my iPhone

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