New Classical Station Planned in St. Louis
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Nearly two years after St. Louis lost its classical radio station, a new one appears to be on the way. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the Radio Arts Foundation-St. Louis hopes to be on the air with a new FM station in early June, if the Federal Communications Commission approves. The new station will be a nonprofit that will broadcast over regular analog radio, an HD-2 channel and live streaming over the Internet. Its spot on the dial has not been confirmed. The previous classical station, KFUO-FM, was sold by its owner, the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, in 2010 and became a Christian pop music station. St. Louis currently has one classical option, KWMU-FM, which offers live broadcasts of St. Louis Symphony concerts on its analog station.