AU purchases 96,000-square-foot building for its WAMU-FM

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WAMU-FM in Washington, D.C., will soon move to a much bigger home. Licensee American University has purchased a 96,000-square-foot building for the pubradio station and its Bluegrass Country operation. “A first-class radio station depends on great staff and an appropriately-sized and outfitted facility,” WAMU General Manager Caryn G. Mathes said in the announcement. “We have the staff, and now, thanks to American University, we will have the facility.” WAMU, housed in a 23,000-square-foot space since 1993, should be broadcasting from the Connecticut Avenue building early in 2013. The station will use about half the total space, with the remainder for other university purposes. [Editor’s note: Current is part of American University’s School of Communication.]

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