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Frequently Asked Questions

The information below from Xavier and WGUC officials answers many listeners' questions about the sale of WVXU

03/11/05

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • WGUC has signed an asset purchase agreement with Xavier University. What happens now?

Now that WGUC and Xavier University have signed an asset purchase agreement for the sale of WVXU and its affiliated X-Star Network stations to Cincinnati Classical Public Radio, Inc., the process of transferring ownership of the WVXU and X-Star Network broadcast licenses begins. Xavier University has submitted an application to the Federal Communications Commission for the transfer of these licenses. Approval could take 90 days or longer.

Pending FCC approval, WGUC and Cincinnati Classical Public Radio Inc. will gain operational control of WVXU and its affiliated X-Star Network stations. No changes in programming or business operations of WVXU or its affiliated X-Star Network stations will occur until the approval is received.

  • Will WVXU’s call letters or dial position change?

Neither the call letters, WVXU, nor the dial position, 91.7 FM, will change.

  • When will the license transfer take place?

An application for license transfer has been submitted to the Federal Communications Commission for approval, which could take 90 days or longer.

  • What effect will this purchase have on WGUC?

It is likely that WGUC will become a full-time classical music station, making it better able to serve its music audience. In addition, by combining WGUC's current news and information programming with that of WVXU, we will also be better able to meet the needs of this area's public radio news audience.

  • How will programming change on WVXU?
While the station awaits FCC approval, it plans to contact as many WVXU listeners as possible to learn more about their programming preferences. There are a wide variety of high quality public radio programs available to stations and the station plans to to take the time to thoroughly evaluate its options and find the right mix of local and national programming to serve the Greater Cincinnati audience.

  • WVXU just ended a fund drive. What if WGUC decides to eliminate the program that a listener paid to hear?

The revenue generated during the most recent WVXU fund drive will allow the station to maintain its operations during the transition. If listeners want to request a refund, they may do so. The station will consider its conversations with WVXU listeners as it reviews available programming.

  • What do you plan to do with the X-Star Network affiliate stations?

WGUC will explore its options and evaluate how best to integrate these stations into its overall service to the region.

  • What will the sale mean for WVXU's local independent program producers?

WGUC will evaluate its options and find the right mix of local and national programming to serve the Greater Cincinnati audience.

  • How is WGUC able to finance this purchase?

The station is using municipal bond financing to fund the purchase.

  • How can a listener contact WGUC or WVXU to ask questions or make programming preferences known?

WGUC's phone number is 513 241-8282. The e-mail address is wguc@wguc.org. A listener survey is available at www.wguc.org/wvxu. WVXU’s phone number is 513 731-9898.