Update 5:17 p.m. Listen to the last shows broadcast on KUSF here.
The San Francisco radio dial got spun around today when Entercom Communications sold classical station KDFC to the University of Southern California. KDFC will become a non-profit and move from 102.1 FM down to the non-commercial neighborhood, at 89.9 and 90.3. According to the Chronicle, San Jose classic rock station KUFX will then replace KDFC at 102.1.
But wait a minute, wasn't there already a station broadcasting on 90.3?
The University of San Francisco announced today that KUSF, the university’s radio station, is moving to an online only format, effective immediately. The university has reached an agreement to assign the FCC license for radio frequency 90.3 FM to Classical Public Radio Network, which is launching a non-commercial classical music station in the Bay Area. CPRN is owned by University of Southern California. The call letters KUSF were not sold, and the KUSF logo and all music inventory will remain USF property. All KUSF staff will be offered similar positions at KUSF.org.
The move to online-only distribution gives KUSF a powerful opportunity to grow its worldwide audience. Previously, the station was limited to 100 online listeners at a time, but capacity will be increased to accommodate thousands of listeners. The station will go dark briefly for necessary engineering work. It is possible the electrical work could take several days.
That's the university's take. But earlier today KUSF DJ Carolyn Keddy tweeted this:
Just showed up @kusf to my show and the doors are locked. USF has sold the station. Management was in on it. They're keeping all our records