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Save KPLU effort has meeting Saturday in Bellingham

The news staff’s morning meeting as seen from a broadcast studio in the Seattle offices of KPLU, Dec. 21, 2015.
The news staff’s morning meeting as seen from a broadcast studio in the Seattle offices of KPLU, Dec. 21, 2015. phaley@thenewstribune.com

The general manager of KPLU and its content director will talk Saturday, March 26, about the campaign to save the public radio station.

KPLU, which is at 88.5 FM, is being purchased by another Seattle public radio station, KUOW, which is at 94.9 FM. KUOW would make 88.5 FM an all-jazz station and keep KUOW as more traditional public radio; right now, both feature independent news operations and public radio programming. KPLU also has curated jazz and blues and local music education.

The proposed sale has met with resistance from public radio and KPLU fans. The Save KPLU effort needs to raise $7 million by June 30 to match the KUOW/University of Washington offer to buy the station from Pacific Lutheran University. It has about $2.5 million so far.

Learn more from 2:30 to 4 p.m. at the Fairhaven library, 1117 12th St.

Details: kplu.org or Savekplu.org.

Debbie Townsend

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