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Public broadcasting welcomed another station into its fold when Purdue University agreed to have its student station operated by a nonprofit media company.
On July 1 Purdue announced that it signed a letter of intent to enter an agreement for WBAA radio [920 kHz] to be acquired by Metropolitan Indianapolis Public Media (MIPM). The nonprofit currently operates WFYI (TV) public broadcasting in central Indiana. The goal, Purdue said in a statement, is to enhance WBAA’s public service while preserving WBAA’s local heritage.
It’s a station with a storied history. WBAA(AM) is Indiana’s longest continuously operating radio station after receiving its broadcast license in1922 followed by WBAA(FM) in 1993. The AM station was one of several that went on the air by land-grant schools in the early days of radio.
Under the agreement, WBAA will maintain its call letters, its physical presence in greater Lafayette, as well as the mainstay of programming including local news and reporting, NPR and global news and classical music.
RadioWorld (2021-07-05)