School district backs away from WXEL purchase


Citing a budget deficit, the Palm Beach County (Fla.) School District announced this week that it is dropping plans to buy pubstation WXEL, reports The Palm Beach Post. About half of a $4.5 million reserve account planned for the purchase will now be put toward unexpected salary costs. The Community Broadcast Foundation of Palm Beach and the Treasure Coast, a local group working to take over the stations, recently sent newsletters criticizing the board's takeover plans to 550 community "heavy weights," the paper says, including political, community and nonprofit leaders.