Documents submitted to FCC reveal KUSF sale details

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Reporter Jennifer Waits continues her deep dive via Radio Survivor into the Federal Communication Commission’s look at the controversial sale of student station KUSF to the Classical Public Radio Network (CPRN).Waits found several interesting details in the reams of paperwork submitted for the FCC’s inquiry. As the acquisition process got under way, the broker and Public Radio Capital, 10 percent owner of CPRN, “predicted protests and recommended that KUSF be taken off the air when the sale announcement was made,” Waits writes. “Not only were they afraid of on-air comments about the sale, but they also wanted the appearance of ‘finality’ surrounding it.” The FCC also is looking at the public service operating agreement between the two entities.