WGBH to Acquire WCRB Radio from Nausau
Sep 23, 2009 10:59 AM
WCRB is a 27kW station. WGBH already operates 89.7 FM in Boston, and WCAI and WNCK on the Cape and Islands.
WGBH will finance the purchase with a special capital campaign, Keep Classical Alive, inviting major donors and grassroots supporters to participate and become founding members of its all-classical service. Although WCRB is licensed as a commercial frequency, WGBH plans to operate the station as a non-commercial service in keeping with its mission to provide public media service for audiences in the greater Boston area. Over the coming months WGBH will fine-tune the formats of both WGBH 89.7 and WCRB 99.5 to create lineups that are complementary.
WGBH's new Brighton complex is officially green, with LEED certification granted by the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program. The green designation features construction from recycled steel, motion-sensitive office lighting, UV-filtering glass and motorized sunshades, water-conserving features, solar panels generating 100kW of power and a "green roof."...