WQNA To Be Sold Due To Lack Of Students
Capital Area Career Center intends to divest 88.3 WQNA Springfield IL due to lack of student interest.
WMAY reports that the school can no longer afford to keep running the station as it has zero students enrolled in the radio program for the 2019/2020 school year. The station currently is operated with a community volunteer airstaff.
The 250 watt/78m station has faced additional issues this year. On January 24 the station lost both its main and auxiliary transmitter during an ice storm and was hit with a ransomware attack. It took until February 17 for the station to resume operations.
Paramount Media Advisors will serve as broker of the station, which will continue operating until the sale is final.