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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

WFSS Fayetteville Acquired By WUNC; Drops Jazz Programming

The University of North Carolina’s 91.5 WUNC Chapel Hill/Raleigh will see its programming expand southward into Fayetteville immediately. WUNC has announced the acquisition of Public News/Talk/Jazz 91.9 WFSS Fayetteville from Fayetteville State University for $1.35 million in cash plus $400,000 in additional underwriting and internships for FSU students. The WFSS license will be transferred to the newly created WUNC Public Radio, LLC. WFSS will immediately begin operating as a simulcast of WUNC, leading to the end of the Jazz programming that made up the bulk of the WFSS schedule from 9am to 2pm and 6:30pm to 5am weekdays. It joins a WUNC network also heard on 90.9 WRQM Rocky Mount, 91.1 WUNW Welcome/Lexington, 88.9 WUND-FM and 90.9 WURI Manteo, and 90.5 WBUX Buxton/Cape Hatteras.

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