Another University Opts To Sell Its FM


In recent years, a host of schools have decided that the cost of maintaining an FM radio station has been detrimental to their core mission of devoting their resources to higher education. Many of these stations have been student-run.

Not so for the University of Texas’ Tyler, Tex. campus. With NPR programming during daylight hours and Jazz at night, the station — which has a signal that doesn’t cover the Longview portion of the Nielsen Audio-defined market — has succumbed to the pressures of being listener-supported while state funding focuses on classroom and intercollegiate athletics.

KVUT-FM has ceased operations ahead of its sale.


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