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.