Starting Thursday, formerly student-run WNTI will simulcast WXPN joining XPN-owned WXPH in Middletown (Harrisburg), PA and WKHS in Worton, MD to extend the reach and influence of the Philly-based non-commercial music format.
Teh deal is reported to be worth $1,250,000 in cash plus $500,000 in “services” over ten years to the college.
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Centenary president Barbara-Jayne Lewthwaite stated:
“We are pleased to reach this agreement with WXPN, which preserves a strong voice for great music in our region and opens new horizons for the WNTI community and for Centenary College.
WXPN brings exceptional resources and expertise in public radio and a deep commitment to serving the needs of listeners and supporting local artists. Centenary will continue to operate its own Internet radio station at WNTI.org to enhance our curriculum and involve students and community volunteers in programming. Centenary students will also be afforded opportunities to intern at WXPN at the University of Pennsylvania.
We intend to reinvest the proceeds from the license sale in building Centenary’s academic offerings, to support student recruitment and retention and fuel Centenary’s role as an economic engine in Warren County, New Jersey.”