The University of Memphis board of trustees unanimously agreed Wednesday to transfer ownership of the school’s radio station, WUMR.
WUMR’s license will be transferred to Crosstown Radio Partnership Inc., a collaboration between The Daily Memphian, a local online news outlet that has worked with the university since last year, and Crosstown Redevelopment Cooperative, co-owner and operator of a mixed-use development in northern Memphis. WUMR is planning to move to the Crosstown Concourse development.
“College of Communication and Fine Arts leadership, along with the Provost’s office, determined there were two options for the station: cease operations altogether, or establish a relationship with outside partners to keep the station alive,” the report said. “In choosing the latter, we have put a priority on continued student involvement and opportunity.”
The university will now notify the FCC of its plans to transfer the license.