Van Cliburn opposes sale of Texas music station

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Closing pubradio station KTPB will “devalue Kilgore College as an institution of higher learning,” pianist Van Cliburn wrote to the college trustees, according to the Longview (Texas) News-Journal. The trustees decided in April to sell the East Texas classical music station to Christian pop purveyor EMF Broadcasting, which has 180 frequencies across the country. Cliburn went to high school in Kilgore.