The Orlando public broadcaster says it plans to sell the ch. 24 facility to the University of Central Florida.The deal must be approved by UCF’s Board of Trustees, which will vote on the sale Monday. WMFE announced in April 2011 that it planned to sell the station to a religious broadcaster for $3 million, but the FCC didn’t act on the sale.
The University of Central Florida is moving to keep PBS in Orlando — if the UCF Board of Trustees approves a partnership with Brevard Community College this week. WMFE-Channel 24 will stop offering PBS June 30. Public broadcaster WMFE has decided to sell the TV station to concentrate on radio.