Thursday, February 25, 2010

Update on pending sale of KFUO

There are a couple of items in the news this week related to the pending sale of radio station KFUO (99.1 FM).

First, as reported by the Post-Dispatch's Sarah Bryan Miller in a post on the Culture Club blog, it looks as if the originally announced March 1 target date for closing the sale likely will pass without KFUO changing hands. Miller has more about the significance of this in her post here.

Second, via Chris King's blog Confluence City, word comes that on Wednesday U.S. Representatives John Shimkus (D -Illinois 19) and William “Lacy” Clay, Jr. (D - Missouri 1) spoke out against the proposed sale of KFUO on the floor of the House of Representatives.

“As a member of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, this is not a position that I take lightly, but I truly believe that the sale of our area’s lone classical music station does the church and the community wrong,” said Shimkus, who last year signed a petition to the Synod's board of directors opposing the sale. You can see a video of Congressman Shimkus' comments on the KFUO situation here

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