The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has granted its approval for the assignment of the broadcast license of WLIU-88.3 (FM) from Long Island University to Peconic Public Broadcasting (PPB). The University and PPB anticipate closing the deal by early December.
“Long Island University always has believed passionately in the power of public radio. We are grateful to the citizens of the East End for their years of loyal support and for making Peconic Public Broadcasting’s acquisition of the license possible. We look forward to the early December closing, which would then allow Peconic to usher in a new era of community-based public radio in the region. We wish them all the best,” said Dr. David J. Steinberg, President of Long Island University.
“We are very excited by this news. It marks another major milestone for PPB on its journey to becoming a fully independent, locally-owned public radio station serving Eastern Long Island and Southern Connecticut,” stated Wally Smith, President of Peconic Public Broadcasting.