Influential Station WBRU-Providence to Be Sold to Christian Radio Organization
Long-running Brown University station WBRU confirmed reports that the station will soon be sold, according to message on its website, although the current programming will continue online. While the station did not specify a buyer, according to a report on WPRI/Providence, a spokesperson for the station said it will file an application this week to transfer its license to the Educational Media Foundation, a California-based not-for-profit organization that broadcasts Christian music; the news was first reported by Radio Insight.
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Resurrecting the pulse
“There’s a stigma when it comes to KSWH,” said Diominique “Dee Dee” McKissick, senior innovative media major, “it has the reputation of ‘just being there,’ and I want to change that.” KSWH 102.5, or The Pulse, has been in operation since 1970. The staff consists of only students who get to determine their own programming.
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Q&A: New TV and Radio Operations Manager lays out goals
JL: You’re here now. What exactly is your role at this point?
JM: So I’m general manager of WICB, the school’s FM station. I will also be, I guess, technical manager of VIC radio, so I’ll be overseeing both kind of like the, for lack of a better term, “adult in the room,” I guess. The reason I say ‘lack of a better term’ is because I think all the students are adults. The professionalism that they handle themselves with is unlike anything I’ve seen before. … And then for ICTV I’ll be doing a similar role. … I have a kind of unique background for being only 27 years old. I’ve been an onsite engineer for a commercial radio station, operations manager, program director, web master, social media adviser. … I’ve had great success, a lot of failures, and I think taking it and putting it together is what I’m looking forward to doing.
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