Saturday, February 05, 2011

KTRU Rice Radio to stay on the air through 90.1 KPFT

Looks like KTRU Rice Radio is staying on the air and online according to a press release from KPFT:

Pacifica Radio and Rice University announced today that they have reached agreement for Rice’s student-run radio station, KTRU, to broadcast on KPFT’s hybrid digital (HD) 90.1 FM channel. HD broadcasts of KTRU are expected to begin Monday, Feb. 14.

The agreement allows KTRU to continue to broadcast on air in addition to the Internet. KTRU currently broadcasts on 91.7 FM and online at ktru.org. Rice sold the frequency, broadcast tower and license to the University of Houston last year. The sale is before the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for approval.

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the 91.7 transmitter and license will be used to support this development. Rice University President David Leebron said, “This innovative agreement allows our students to continue to serve the Houston community over the airwaves through the advances in technology offered by HD radio.”

KPFT General Manager, Duane Bradley added, “The eclectic offerings of Rice Radio emanating from 90.1 FM HD2 will bring KPFT’s current audience a greatly expanded palette from which to choose.“ READ MORE

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