What new call letters will adorn 88.5 ?
KUOW GM Caryn Mathes: The generosity of KPLU’s listeners is a testament both to the excellence of the station’s programming and to the deep affection that Puget Sound listeners hold for public radio. Through the Northwest News Network, KUOW has long partnered with KPLU to provide listeners of both stations with coverage of state government and other regional news. We look forward to continuing that partnership as the Friends of 88.5 assume the operation of the station.
Friends of 88.5 has finalized its agreement to acquire Public News/Jazz 88.5 KPLU Tacoma WA from Pacific Lutheran University for $7 million in cash plus $1 million worth of underwriting over 10 years. The community group Friends of 88.5 was created to keep the station from being sold to University of Washington’s KUOW who would’ve dropped all local news programming in favor of only Jazz. The KPJZ call letters had been reserved for the station under the KUOW-proposed, all-jazz format.. [RADIO INSIGHT] …. Where is TY FLINT these days? He is morning co-host with Ann DeAngelo at 96.1 KXXO – Olympia. [Brian Lord]