Despite WMFE’s dire warnings to the FCC about its financial stability, trustees chairman Bob Showalter said the Orlando, Fla., station will not fail because the radio presence remains strong. “90.7 is hugely viable,” he told the Orlando Sentinel Tuesday (June 14). “Things are not dire at 90.7.” He said trustees plan on putting the $3 million from the pending TV sale in a quasi-endowment, spending the dividends on 90.7 and increasing local news coverage.
Was there a tea party motivation to abandoning PBS in Orlando? Look at the list of directors who made the decision
and you see more than a few Republicans. How far to the right they lean could explain the decision.