The University of South Florida’s WUSF Tampa, Fla., is donating its license to another Tampa noncommercial station, Florida West Coast Public Broadcasting’s WEDU, which will change the former station’s call letters to WEDQ and continue to air its programs.
The Tampa, Fla., PBS outlet owned by the University of South Florida will go off the air following the sale of its spectrum for $18.7 million in the FCC’s incentive auction. The school’s two FM stations will remain on the air.
The University of South Florida has sold WUSF Tampa in the FCC’s incentive auction. The public broadcasting station brought $18,754,503. WUSF will go off the air later will go off the air at a date still to be decided.
The CPB Board on Tuesday (March 27) unanimously approved spending up to $7 million for a joint master-control project linking six stations in Florida and one in Georgia. The Jacksonville Digital Convergence Alliance will run one master control for WJCT Jacksonville; WFSU Tallahassee; WPBT Miami; WBCC Cocoa; WUCF Orlando; Tampa stations WUSF and WEDU; and WPBA Atlanta.