Although no sale has been agreed to, staff members have been informed that they will lose their jobs upon completion of a sale. WQME serves central Indiana, including the northern suburbs of Indianapolis. Four full-time employees will be affected by the sale, and the university is currently in discussion with potential buyers. The decision came as part of a long line of program changes in accordance with the university’s new strategic plan.
VP for enrollment and marketing Ryon Kaopuiki said that the decision has been long discussed by administrators and other campus leaders. “As the university looked at the strategic plan and what our core competencies are and the direction that we’re going, the radio station just fell outside of that strategic plan,” he said. “This was a difficult decision that leadership wrestled with for quite a while.”
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