Is WBRU on the brink?
Fri Jul 28 08:12:26 EDT 2017
Once RIPR gets 89.3 up and running from the Tiverton site, its lease deal
with the Wheeler School for WELH 88.1 will become redundant. Would Wheeler
have any desire to work with WBRU or sell 88.1? Not impossible, but hard to
see it make economic sense for anyone. Modern rock doesn't have much of a
track record of being able to work as a listener-supported noncomm format.
(Before Wheeler did the RIPR deal, it leased part of the 88.1 day to Brown
Student Radio, which is a separate entity from WBRU.)
On Jul 28, 2017 5:07 AM, "Sean Smyth" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> WBRU says a sale is imminent.
> Is there any room on the non-comm end of the dial in the Providence area?
> Doubtful WBRU would even consider that move, I'm just curious.
> On Wed, Jul 19, 2017 at 5:10 PM Sean Smyth <email@example.com> wrote:
> > According to Providence Monthly, it's up for sale.
> > http://providenceonline.com/stories/radio-silence,24147
> > 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.
> > 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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