Ball State University To Auction Its Spectrum

MUNCIE, Ind. — Ball State University could get millions of dollars from the federal government for selling all or part of its public television state’s frequency in an upcoming auction by the Federal Communications Commission. The university’s board of trustees authorized the school this month to take part in the national sale, The (Muncie) Star […]

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Ball State Considering Selling Station

Ball State University could be paid up to $277 million at auction to relinquish the license of its Indianapolis PBS affiliate WIPB and take the station off the air. While $277 million is the opening bid price set by the FCC if Ball State participates in the auction — to free up frequency for wireless broadband companies — experts say it’s unrealistic to expect the university to receive that much.