Quinnipiac University is shutting down its AM radio station, which has been in operation for over 20 years.
The university announced AM-1220 WQUN will cease operations on June 30, 2019, citing decreasing student interest in the industry. The station has provided New Haven County with everything from Bobcats sports, local traffic and weather reports, local news, to general musical entertainment.
According to the station’s website, WQUN serves 400 nonprofit organizations through its work.
The station was used as a training ground for students interested in pursuing careers in radio.
The school said it will shift resources that went into the station to other areas of greater interest to students. The building and property will be repurposed.
As you may know, I have worked with some of the affected staff for 20 or more years and could not be more grateful for their service to the station, to Quinnipiac and to our communities, especially North Haven and Hamden,” wrote Lynn Bushnell, Quinnipiac’s vice president for public affairs. “Despite the station ceasing operation, we can be certain that Quinnipiac will continue to be a generous and enthusiastic supporter of Hamden, North Haven and the region.”
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