After its near-death, WSIE-FM is back as St. Louis’s local jazz station

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WSIE-FM, broadcasting from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, is back “from its deathbed,” reports the Riverfront Times in St. Louis. The city’s only jazz station endured the loss of CPB funding in 2006, the death of a longtime broadcasting veteran, layoffs of all local hosts and a shift to totally syndicated content. However, “in the past year,” the paper says, “they have restored local music programming, added online streaming and held the station’s first on-air fundraising drive in more than 20 years.”

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