Rice University is trying to sell the KTRU frequency (91.7 fm) and transmitter to the University of Houston. This would force KTRU to be an internet-only station. We are organizing to stop this. It would kill one of the last sources of local, independent, diverse programming left on Houston airwaves. Negotiations were made in secret specifically to exclude input from Rice students and alumni. Rice students created KTRU from scratch, built it up over 40 years, and now Rice is trying to sell it out from underneath them.
We, the undersigned, are against the sale of KTRU's transmitter and FCC license. We support KTRU's right to broadcast on 91.7 FM.