And no, it isn’t a football rivalry. Sometime back I posted about the expansion of KDFC throughout northern California (includiing 89.7 in and around Eureka). They provide classical music around the clock, with no commercials. But there is a controversy over USC’s purchase of radio stations around the state, particularly the frequencies being used by college and community radio stations since the 1950s, and of course KUSF fans are very upset about the loss of their station. They are being accused of building an “empire” at the expense of community radio, and it seems that the issue is going to be brought to the FCC.
KDFC’s old frequency is now being dedicated to classic rock, so I’m concerned that the last exclusively classical station in the country will be lost if KUSF loses. These videos summarize the issue from the KUSF crowd point of view.