If you tune in to 88.1 FM Thursday, April 28 at 1 p.m. you will hear silence. This is not a technical difficulty. This is not dead air. It is a statement.
In partnership with 13 other radio stations, WKNC is working with College Broadcasters, Inc in an effort to:
“…bring awareness of the deep impact that the sale of student radio stations is having on campuses and their surrounding communities. CBI, who represents over 200 student media outlets, has become increasingly alarmed at the sale of student stations…
Recently, student stations have been sold, and with them the loss of local voices and content. Texas Tech University, Trevecca Nazrene University, Augustana College, Deerfield Academy and pending sales at The University of San Francisco and Vanderbilt University are all examples of student stations transferred or being transferred to non-educational operators…
The minute of silence is a first step as part of a broader effort to build awareness of the selling of student stations… Additional efforts to champion the importance of student stations will take place in the months and years ahead.”
For more information and a complete list of sold stations, click here.
Other participating schools include: