Future of jazz station in doubt

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Nashville's jazz station could go silent because of tough economic times.

For years, WMOT-FM has provided a staple of jazz in a city that once had a vibrant jazz scene.

The Tennessean reports that Middle Tennessee State University holds the station's license, and the school is facing the prospect of cutting up to $19 million from its budget.

The Nashville newspaper says that eliminating the radio station would save the university more than $400,000 a year. Selling its frequency would bring even more money.

MTSU President Sidney McPhee is a jazz fan himself, but he says at this point he's not in a position to put anyone's mind at ease about the station's future.

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Information from: The Tennessean, http://www.tennessean.com

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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