KUSF Sale Approved to SoCal Network
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The FCC also concluded that the CPRN's payments to USF under the Public Service Operating Agreement thus far violated a Commission rule, and both the university and CPRN will have to pay a $50,000 fine.
"The sale provides the University of San Francisco with funds that will directly benefit our students, and support our mission of offering an outstanding education in the Jesuit Catholic tradition," said Gary McDonald, associate vice president of communications. "We are pleased that the FCC has completed its review in a manner that allows the sale to close and for USF to focus on its core mission of education and service."
Students and teachers have worked tirelessly to stop the sale of the indie college station, and filed a petition last year arguing that the sale is not in the public interest and that the Classical Public Radio Network is not a qualified nonprofit that would offer noncommercial and educational programs.
USF abruptly pulled the plug on the station in January, 2011 after it decided to sell the station for $3.75 million to Classical Public Radio Network. Since then, KUSF has been an online only station that's attracted dozens, not the thousands of listeners the university had promised.
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