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Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod mulls selling classical station

Sunday, March 29, 2009 | 6:21 p.m. CDT; updated 6:38 p.m. CDT, Sunday, March 29, 2009

 ST. LOUIS — The potential sale of Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod's radio station could mean an end to classical music in the St. Louis area.

The Synod's board of directors last month appointed a special committee with authority to sell KFUO-FM, St. Louis' only classical music station. Most buyers would likely convert the station to a more profitable format like sports, rock or country.

There are just 20 commercial classical stations in the United States, with roughly the same number of public ones.

The Synod has broadcast gospel radio for 85 years. There are no plans to sell its AM station, which is devoted strictly to religious programming.

 

 


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Frank Bier March 29, 2009 | 8:39 p.m.

Such a shame ...why are all of the good and enjoyable parts of life slipping away in these times>

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