Brown Students To Vote On WBRU Sale
Brown Broadcasting Service Alternative 95.5 WBRU Providence RI may soon be on the block.
The Board of Directors of the student operated station at Brown University voted to allow the university to explore a sale of the station’s assets. The 50 person Station Membership will vote on the proposal on March 11.
Station General Manager Kishanee Haththotuwegama wrote in a letter to alumni, “We’ve arrived at this point only after exploring a wide range of financial options, yet the challenges we face are more than just financial. We’re also faced with the reality that broadcast radio may not be the most engaging content distribution technology for the student workshop in the 21st century.”
WBRU operates as a commercial Alternative Rock station, but is owned and operated by the non-profit Brown Broadcasting Service consisting of students of Brown University.