Sale of University of Evansville’s 91.5 Broadcast Frequency is Complete


first_imgU E After an extensive two-year process, the University of Evansville announces that the sale of its radio broadcast frequency 91.5 to WAY-FM is complete.The University announced the sale in May 2019 and the Federal Communications Commission has approved the transaction. Effective today, programming on 91.5 will seamlessly switch to the WAY-FM broadcast.UE students will continue to have access to an array of broadcast outlets, such as ESPN3 and the Old National Bank radio network, which provide the full spectrum of experience in preparation for today’s multimedia environment. Additionally, WUEV’s audio production facilities will be integrated into the multimedia resources that UE currently has for students to develop skills that will prepare them for the current digital media environment. These resources include the Mel Peterson Video Production Lab in the newly renovated Hyde Hall. This state-of-the-art lab is complete with green screen technology and post-production editing capabilities that students began utilizing this fall.The decision to sell the station will save the University an estimated $1 million over the course of ten years, in addition to capital expense improvements. UE will retain the assets that will be impactful for its communications curriculum. The University will invest these savings into strategic initiatives to further enhance the student experience.Patrick Communications represented the University in the sale, which was first announced in May 2019, and the WUEV call letters will remain with the University of Evansville.WAY-FM is a national, nonprofit radio broadcasting network. The network currently serves the Evansville area under the 91.9 frequency and will expand upon its local service with the acquisition of 91.5.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img

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