“WLRN is stepping up to fill the classical music void in South Florida’s radio airwaves,” writes Rene Rodriguez in Friday’s (7/31) Miami Herald. “Beginning Aug. 10, the media company will change its HD-2 station from its current alternative news and talk format to classical music 24/7. The station is available through HD-capable radios, and iPhone and Android apps. WLRN made the change after the Minnesota-based American Media Group announced earlier this month it was selling its three Classical South Florida radio stations to the religious broadcasting company American Public Media for $21.7 million. ‘We understand the importance and impact classical music has in this community,’ said WLRN general manager John LaBonia in a statement. ‘We provided it before Classical South Florida arrived in 2007 and we are happy to provide the service again.’ ” As reported at the Hub on July 15, American Public Media recently sold its Classical South Florida radio stations to a religious broadcaster. WLRN is Miami’s public radio news station.
Posted August 3, 2015