University Radio Stations Come and Go in California

January 19, 2011

A set of transactions involving radio frequencies in California presented a new opportunity for one university and a lost opportunity for students at another, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. The newspaper said that the University of Southern California had bought the Bay Area's only classical music station, which it plans to move to the FM frequency (90.3) that had been occupied by KUSF, the largely volunteer station operated by students at the University of San Francisco. USF officials shut down the station's operations Tuesday morning, which they said was necessary to undertake the transition to an online-only format. But the seemingly sudden move drew complaints from students and others at the station.

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