Classical South Florida completes purchase of WXEL-FM

Summer 2011.

Classical South Florida, the largest listener-supported broadcaster of classical music in South Florida, announced that it has completed its purchase of WXEL-FM. The transfer of the WXEL-FM license to Classical South Florida,

which was recently approved by the Federal Communications Commission, strengthens the availability and reach of public radio throughout the region.

“This is an exciting day for public radio listeners across South Florida,” said Doug Evans, CSF president and general manager. “We’re excited about the opportunity to serve the Palm Beaches and the Treasure Coast with high-quality public radio programming, and to strengthen the reach and quality of public radio throughout South Florida. We’re grateful for the welcome we’ve received from so many people already and we look forward to being a positive part of this dynamic community.”

WXEL-FM, which broadcasts at 90.7 on the FM spectrum, currently operates mixed service of classical music, news, public affairs, and other programs. CSF is changing the station’s call letters to WPBI, and will concentrate the program schedule on classical music, while continuing to provide news and information programming.

Classical South Florida is a nonprofit 501(c)3 public radio organization dedicated to broadcasting classical music. Its program schedule includes broadcasts of nationally renowned classical programs such as Performance Today®, SymphonyCast® and Pipedreams®. Classical South Florida began broadcasting in October 2007 via WKCP 89.7 FM in Miami and 101.9 FM in West Palm Beach. Classical South Florida is a listener-supported organization affiliated with the American Public Media Group.

Classical South Florida
www.classicalsouthflorida.publicradio.org

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