Students can voice concerns about potential sale of WUEV to the FCC

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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) — Those with concerns about the potential sale of WUEV — the University of Evansville’s radio station — can voice those concerns to the FCC.

A group of concerned alumni and students tell Eyewitness News a 30-day comment period began last week.

As with any sale of a broadcast station, the FCC accepts public comment within 30 days of the sale being finalized.

Those concerned say they question why the university would sell its station for the reported low price of $150,000.

But even more troubling, they say, is that UE Communication students will lose getting hands-on experience while the community will lose a station that is focused on the community.

“Obviously, I’m hurt losing a small source of income every week. I’m also hurt because it’s going to kill the chance for future generations of UE students to have the same opportunity I did.”

“If the university supports local businesses and utilizing that change in the local community then I think a good way to do that would be to keep the radio station that supports local musicians.”

Anyone wanting to voice a concern about the sale of WUEV can contact the FCC.

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(This story was originally published on June 5, 2019)

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