School Considers Selling WHUR Spectrum

Premier historically black university Howard University might sell its valuable TV airwaves now used for noncommercial WHUR Washington as a part of the FCC’s spectrum auction next year. “There is the potential for the university to realize significant income as a result of the sale of its spectrum,” Howard President Wayne A. I. Frederick said, in an Oct. 16 letter to the university community obtained by The Washington Post. “The upcoming incentive auction of television station spectrum will be a unique marketplace. It is unlikely to occur again.”