89.3 Providence

FCC Report 1/8: WUMD Preps Providence Move-In

Concurrent with the acquisition of 89.3 WUMD North Dartmouth MA, Rhode Island Public Radio has applied to move the station to Newport RI.

Rhode Island Public Radio Acquires WUMD

Rhode Island Public Radio has announced the acquisition of Student-run 89.3 WUMD North Dartmouth MA from University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth for $1.5 million and $60,000 worth of underwriting over ten years. RIPR intends to move WUMD to Tiverton RI where it will cover the eastern third of the state and the New Bedford/Fall River MA market. The network is currently heard on their owned 102.7 WRNI-FM Narragansett Pier as well as The Wheeler School’s 88.1 WELH Providence and Coventry Public School’s 91.5 WCVY Coventry RI. RIRP states that UMass-Dartmouth will continue to operate WUMD as a webcaster.