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Aug 31, 2010 6:16 PMPublication: The East Hampton Press

Radio station gets brief reprieve

Aug 31, 2010 6:16 PM

After a last-minute appeal by U.S. Representative Tim Bishop, Long Island
University officials gave
public radio upstart Peconic Public Broadcasting a 72-hour extension to come up with $637,000 it owes on the contract to purchase its broadcast licenses and
equipment from the university.

With less than an hour to go the university released a brief statement saying the deadline would be extended until Friday, September 3, at 5 p.m.

If the university does not receive the money by that time, according to the statement, the former WLIU 88.3 FM licenses and equipment will be put back up for sale.

Peconic Public Broadcasting was formed by former employees of WLIU in hopes of taking over the management of the station when the university said it was going to sell off its interest for financial reasons.

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Where's the CPF money politicians? They're going to let our radio station die. Where's the love folks.Call the politicians tell them you will support them if the y support 88.3. Tell your friends.
By V.Tomanoku (790), southampton on Aug 31, 10 6:01 PM
Would it not make more sense for the folks at Stony Brook to wait and see what type of possible offers they have from the other groups before cuttiing ties with Peconic? They could negotiate with the other groups while the WLIU agreement is left pending so that their deadline is contingent upon presentation of an acceptable offer by one of the other groups at which point Peconic would have to pay or terminate. I wonder if one of the other potential deals is with a nationwide Christian group which ...more
By radioconsultant (4), Reno Nevada on Aug 31, 10 6:04 PM
According to recent articles in the Press, this can be resolved by having Wally and co. relinquish some control to board members willing to pony up the dough. Sometimes you have to kill something in order to save it. Now is the time.
By Laszlo Lowenstein (37), East Hampton on Aug 31, 10 10:02 PM
I think the people are too busy paying their dues, and unfortunately can't support the rest of the "public".

However, I as always may be mistaken...
By Mr. Z (11847), North Sea on Sep 1, 10 4:31 AM