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The board members of the non-profit corporation that owns WBRU-FM in Providence, RI have announced their intention to sell the WBRU radio station license.
It could happen any time.
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Listeners react to WBRU's pending sale: *
"This truly breaks my heart. I grew up in Rhode Island and have been listening to BRU for 30 years, despite moving to Massachusetts 20 years ago. I love having the BRU Breakfast on weekdays to get me through my 1 hour commute to Hingham. I get my concert news from BRU. I get my craft brew recommendations from BRU. I get new and old music I love that is not available to us on any other FM station in reach from BRU. This is not just a loss for the people Rhode Island, this impact will be felt throughout Southern New England.
There must still be a way to save our beloved BRU?!?!?!"
-- Maria DiCarlo Bertino, North Attleboro, Massachusetts
"If the board is worried about the overall value of the station, why let it go under? Are they going to sell the equipment? Does the signal have value? Something sounds off to me, why let something fail if you are worried about its value. makes no sense. How much money is it losing, each month?"
-- Glenn Anderson, South Kingstown, Rhode Island
"They should open it up to local volunteers. There are so many of us in RI and MA that have radio experience that love the station with the financial turn around plan and a staff that LOVES the station it could be done. So sad and thoughtless. <3
-- Cathy Bowden, Listener
"The awful thing is that this whole conversation is about money. Which is so odd because BRU is a non-profit educational student workshop. Meaning that they don't pay taxes!!! I'm really disappointed in this decision because I sometimes still listen to the station out here in Southern California. I have so much hope for the new generation, but I guess they are going to be just as greedy as older generations. SAD! I guess the board at Brown is just like our President!
All about the money!!!"
-- Justin Matthew, Listener
"Its really sad to see a board of directors with clearly illict intentions use manipulation and shady tactics to sway the students into this decision. Children who graduated in 2015 should not be dictating the future of this institution of Rhode Island. I grew up listening to BRU like almost everyone on here. It was the soundtrack of my youth. It's the soundtrack of my adulthood."
-- Michael Silvia, Art Director, Act Blue
(*) Comments from Providence Monthly.
Recent press on Save WBRU!
WPRI-TV News, Providence:
Former WBRU program director hopes to stop sale, save programming
Posted July 24, 2017
NBC 10 News Providence
Sale of WBRU broadcast signal expected soon
Posted July 20, 2017
WBRU's Radio Silence
With its signal for sale, Rhode Island’s alternative station could go off the air at any time. Posted July 19, 2017