October 21, 2016

WBAA launches new FM radio frequency

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — WBAA, public radio at Purdue, launched a new FM frequency Friday (Oct. 21).

The frequency, 105.9 FM, is the first new frequency launched by WBAA since 1993. It will re-broadcast public radio news and information programs 24 hours a day, seven days a week, said Mike Savage, general manager at WBAA.

"We heard the requests from our listeners to put the WBAA News format on FM," he said. "This is the first time our listeners will be able to hear AM920 programming on FM."

WBAA purchased the frequency using funds generously donated by listener members. The new frequency reaches Greater Lafayette and some nearby communities, Savage said. WBAA News also can be heard at www.WBAA.org or on the WBAA app.

In addition to the new 105.9 FM, WBAA will continue to broadcast news programming on AM920, classical music on 101.3 FM and 24-hour Jazz at www.WBAA.org.

Writer: Megan Huckaby, 765-496-1325, mhuckaby@purdue.edu 

Source: Mike Savage, 765-494-3960, savage4@purdue.edu

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