Sale of UE’s 91.5 broadcast frequency complete


EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – After an extensive two-year process, the University of Evansville has announced the sale of its radio broadcast frequency 91.5 to WAY-FM is complete.

The university announced the sale in May 2019 and the FCC approved the transaction.

Programming on 91.5 will switch to the WAY-FM broadcast, effective Nov. 25th.

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.

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 digital media environment.

Resources include the Mel Peterson Video Production Lab in Hyde Hall. This lab has green screen technology and post-production editing capabilities for students to utilize.

The decision to sell the station will save the school an estimated one million dollars over the course of 10 years.

WAY-FM is a national non-profit radio broadcasting network. It currently serves the Evansville area under the 91.9 frequency and will expand upon its local service with the acquisition of 91.5.

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(This story was originally published on November 25, 2019)

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