Launching a new relationship with Kansas City Public Television/KCPT that includes opportunities for University of Central Missouri students and the university, UCM has officially transferred ownership of KTBG 90.9 FM The Bridge to KCPT.
The transfer was finalized once the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved KCPT’s request to purchase the license to broadcast on the 90.9 FM frequency. The intention to transfer ownership was announced in April 2013, and after FCC approval, the actual transfer occurred Tuesday, December 17, immediately after KTBG’s 7pm broadcast of “All Things Considered.”
KCPT is planning a public launch of The Bridge at 7 am on January 6, 2014. Between December 17, 2013 and January 6, The Bridge will broadcast a limited format as radio engineers fine tune the signal atop a new broadcast tower, which is closer to Kansas City. The Bridge will also launch a new website on January 6 at www.Bridge909.org.