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Letter: Wayne Nowlan

The decision to build a new Business and Engineering Complex on campus is an exciting development for everyone in Peoria.  But with this new building also comes a potential loss. Is everyone aware that WCBU-FM will be forced to move from its studios in Jobst Hall before the building is demolished this fall?  Where will it go? Will it cease to exist? Will it be rolled over into the Public Radio Station at ISU Normal, IL?  WGLT-FM 89.1. Or will it maintain a presence on the Bradley campus in an as yet unidentified building?

Perhaps not everyone on campus knows that WCBU-FM has provided in-depth high quality local, regional, state, national and international news over the past 50 years throughout Central Illinois. Besides 24/7 reception on FM radio, it can be accessed on WCBU’s web site – perfect for study or entertainment on your personal laptop. It also offers 24/7 classical music programming on WCBU-FM 2. Both are broadcast in a clear High Definition signal.

If you are interested in providing input into how this transition will occur before it disappears forever or how the future WCBU station will be re-formatted, you should contact Bradley Administrators soon or loose out on important decisions currently being made regarding your public radio station, WCBU-FM. The Public Radio Associates Board is the advisory body to Bradley University, WCBU’s license holder. The Advisory Board, which can also be accessed on WCBU’s website, would be a good resource to obtain additional information.

Wayne Nowlan

Peoria Resident

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