The Post-Dispatch's Sarah Bryan Miller reported today that the license assignment application to transfer ownership of KFUO (99.1 FM) from the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod to Gateway Creative Broadcasting (a.k.a. Joy FM) has been submitted to the FCC.
The proposed sale would put an end to St. Louis' only classical music radio station, also the current home of Don Wolff's long-running program "I Love Jazz," which airs on Friday nights. (For more background on the story, click the "KFUO" label at the bottom of this post to see all previous related posts.)
The 60 page application is supposed to be available at fcc.gov for viewing and commenting. However, it doesn't seem to be online yet, as a search for the application reference number 20091026AAX that was listed in Miller's story only turns up the commission's daily minutes acknowledging receipt of the form on Tuesday. (Presumably, it will be online soon, and if so, I'll update this post or make a new one, as seems appropriate. )
In the meantime, Miller has some analysis of the application in a follow-up post here; StLJN will have more on this story as it develops.
UPDATE - 1:00 a.m., 10/31/09 - A P-D reader has ferreted out the link to the application on the FCC Web site, and Miller has another follow-up post with specifics on the commenting procedure.
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