WUSF Public Media’s Classical Music Station Now Broadcasting at Full Power

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WSMR 89.1's Reach Now Includes 100 Percent of the Broadcast Footprint

TAMPA, Fla. (February 23, 2011) – WUSF Public Media announces today its classical music station, WSMR 89.1, is now broadcasting at full power.

“We are so pleased to finally be able to broadcast WSMR 89.1 at full power,” said JoAnn Urofsky, general manager of WUSF Public Media. “Although the process of being able broadcast to our entire listening audience took longer than we anticipated, our staff and engineers have been dedicated to seeing this project through.”

The broadcast area of WSMR will cover all of Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte, Desoto and Hardee counties, as well as parts of Pinellas, Hillsborough, Polk and Lee counties. The classical music footprint of WSMR will potentially reach an additional 500,000 listeners in the southern portion of WUSF 89.7’s broadcast area.

“We are so appreciative of the support and patience of our audience over the past few months,” said Urofsky. “It is through their dedication that we are able to continue providing the programming that many in our community have come to rely on.”

WUSF Public Media is also continuing to work on projects that will extend the reach of the existing WSMR 89.1 signal to include the audience in northern Hillsborough, Pinellas and Pasco counties. The classical music on WSMR 89.1 is also available to a worldwide listening audience online at www.wusf.org, on the HD radio signal WUSF 89.72, and through WUSF’s mobile phone application.

WUSF Public Media is a comprehensive media organization that provides media services to the community and businesses through public broadcasting and multi-media production services. Licensed to the University of South Florida, WUSF Public Media serves the public interest through programming, educational outreach and community partnerships. For more information, visit www.wusf.org.

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