Tower problems delay launch of new classical station

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Launch of Tampa’s new all-classical station WSMR has been delayed due to technical problems at its tower site, according to the Bradenton Herald. “We are very disappointed about this,” says Joanne Urofsky, general manager. WUSF Public Media, which acquired the license to broadcast on 89.1 MHz in Sarasota this summer, didn’t delay the format switch for its FM station in Tampa, which now devotes its daytime grids to news programs and nights to jazz. The classical service debuted today as an HD Radio channel of WUSF and as an Internet stream. Urofsky hopes that engineers will put WSMR-FM on the air within the next couple of days.

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