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.
Thanks for signing, but now we need you to contact the FCC and Congress quickly. We are currently in the public comment period and you can weigh in until 12/1/10. Go to http://savektru.org/help/ (savektru [dot] org [slash] help) or contact us at Friends.of.KTRU@gmail.com (Friends [dot] of [dot] KTRU [at] gmail [dot] com).
Lastly, check back on the savektru site soon for juicy bits from the Open Records Request documents we received from U of H.
thanks for being part of savektru
THE BATTLE ISN'T OVER YET
Keep up the great work. Look what you've accomplished!
embed this petition onto your site or blog
Make a difference for the issues you care about while adding cool interactive
content. Your readers sign without ever leaving your site. It's simple, just choose
your widget size and color and copy the embed code to your site or blog.