WSHU gregvdaFeb 11, 2021, 8:39:06 PM
Rima Dael, the General Manager for WSHU, has provided the answer to this question:
WSHU Public Radio never owned WQQQ. We had an LMA agreement – a local management agreement with the station owner, meaning through a contract, we paid the owner to provide programming services to community footprint served by the broadcast based in Sharon, CT.
As of January 31st, WSHU has ceased broadcasting on 103.3FM.
It was a truly difficult decision that we had to make for financial reasons that are outlined here: https://www.wshu.org/wqqq The cuts we made to the station to survive this year were over $800,000. Staff, including myself, took salary cuts.
We did try to communicate this news broadly and proactively to our friends in the WQQQ area. Beginning in September of last year, we sent numerous emails, newsletters, and direct mail letters; and last week we ran on-air announcements announcing this change. The information has also been posted on our website. I am sorry if this caught you by surprise.
There are a number of ways in which you can continue to hear WSHU’s programming. These include listening online, using our app or via a smart speaker.
Again, thank you for listening to WSHU and thanks for reaching out.