Pubradio merger fizzles in California

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KAZU-FM in Pacific Grove, Calif., will remain under control of California State University Monterey Bay, the board of the school’s Foundation decided yesterday. (Coverage in the Santa Cruz Sentinel, and a university press release (PDF).) The decision ended a year of formal negotiations over a merger of the station and KUSP, a nearby pubradio outlet that airs some of the same programs as KAZU. “I’m sorry the university has chosen to go it alone, and pass on this opportunity for us to work together to serve the public,” said Terry Green, KUSP’s g.m., in a press release (PDF).