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WUSF TV Ending Operations Oct. 15

WUSF TV broadcasts from the University of South Florida campus in Tampa.

After 51 years of providing educational television for the Tampa Bay area, WUSF TV will be going off the air Oct. 15th.

Earlier this year, the University of South Florida - which holds the station's license - agreed to sell the television signal as part of the Federal Communication Commission's nationwide Spectrum auction.

WUSF's two radio stations - WUSF 89.7 and Classical WSMR - will not be affected at all by the sale.

USF Trustees have not made a decision on how they will use the sale proceeds of $18.7 million. Officials have said it will go toward initiatives at the university.

WUSF General Manager JoAnn Urofsky says the radio stations' operations will continue to depend on listener support for its local and NPR programming.

WEDU Television is planning to offer the Create and PBS Kids channels. They will also be broadcasting some of the other programs currently aired on WUSF TV.

The Tampa campus studios of WUSF TV will continue to be used for student education and other video productions.

People seeking more information are being directed to a website created by WUSF.

This is a developing story. Stay tuned here and to WUSF 89.7 for updates.


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