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Is KTRU really through?

Submitted by admin on August 17, 2010 – 12:02 am6 Comments
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Last night I published a blog where I expressed some serious skepticism about the news I heard about U of H possibly purchasing Rice’s KRTU radio station. I felt like there wasn’t enough confirmed information to be alarmed about the situation but in the afternoon, I received some disheartening news: the purchase took place earlier this morning. After talking to an inside source I learned that at a meeting of the University of Houston board of regents, members voted to buy the station. At seven tonight, KTRU will be holding a press conference covering the controversial purchase. Stay tuned for more and cross your fingers that the new configuration doesn’t ruin the good programming on KTRU. Be afraid, very afraid.

-Jack Daniel Betz

6 Comments »

  • Hoss McToss says:

    The deal is for real.

    This deal is basically the vultures picking at the carcass of the animal that died long ago.

    Quit whining - you didn’t know it, but KTRU wierded itself out of existence long ago.

  • Gentry says:

    Believe it. It’s true about KTRU.

  • admin says:

    I’ve since gotten the news. Totally jumped the gun. Wishful thinking I guess haha.

  • greg says:

    From what I’ve read over at HP it looks like the regents tried to keep the students in the dark. A shame to loose the station. I only wish I could pick it up on the radio.

  • TLS says:

    I’m all for growing KUHF, but not by destroying KTRU. This is a sad day for independent radio, and a sad day for Houston. More details on this situation are at http://savektru.org/.

  • Jaymie says:

    Right now I am currently devising a plan on how to appeal to the Administration about how Houston still needs the spirit of KTRU. There are plenty of reasons to keep a student-run radio station, for the direct benefit of UH. Aside from the fact that Houston needs to keep an independent music outlet alive, UH can use it as a great training ground for Communication students and business students for that matter. UH also desperately needs more student involvement and on campus activities - this will do just that.

    While the desire to seek “refinement and distinction,” we need to remind Khator that UH also needs to consider other parts of the culture of Houston as well - part of which is the student’s generation and peer group. Who doesn’t like classical? Classical is great… but independent music is necessary for our city. Who else is tired of Houston haters from Austin? I think even having (granted a more hipster) the draw of this population could be good for UH and for Houston.

    WHO IS WITH ME?!

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