Fans raise $7,000,000 to save station
This is story that resonates particularly with us here at CHEK.
CHEK was within hours of going to black in 2009, when employees and investors rallied to purchase the station.
Here we are almost 7 years later.
Now the listeners of popular Tacoma Radio station can tell a similar tale.
The effort called Save KPLU lived up to its name yesterday, when KPLU General Manager Joey Cohn took to the station’s airwaves to make the official announcement.
Supporters raised 7 million dollars in five months and will offer that to station owner Pacific Luthern University to keep in from selling.
KPLU broadcasts news and public radio programing along with jazz and blues, has a large presence in Western Washington and in British Columbia.
A fundraising concert will be held at Hermann’s Jazz Club Saturday night, featuring a number of local performers.
All proceeds will go to support KPLU.