FCC receives more than 450 comments on upcoming sale of Orlando’s WMFE-TV

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The pending sale of WMFE-TV in Orlando to Daystar, a Texas-based religious broadcaster, has generated more than 450 comments to the FCC, the Orlando Sentinel reports today (May 12). Here’s one: “The contemplation of this sale was never pre-announced to the general public by the current governing organization,” writes Lawrence D. Stephey of Winter Park, Fla. “Had the public known, I’m sure a number of extraordinary fund raising campaigns would have been launched to preserve the frequency for educational use.”

Meanwhile, two University of Central Florida students have launched a web campaign to save the station, via a website and Facebook page. One, Anna Eskamani, told the Sentinel, “I’ve lived in Orlando my whole life. We didn’t have cable. PBS was the only thing I watched.”