Decision Nears in Potential Sale of Howard Television Station

By: Nicholas Fandos – The New York Times

When Howard University Television crackled onto the airwaves here in November 1980, hundreds of people representing the city, university and broadcasting industry turned out to celebrate the first of its kind: a public television station owned and operated by a historically black institution.

Thirty-five years later, the station, WHUT, which now reaches roughly two million households in the Washington area, remains the only black-owned public station in the country and one of only a few black stations anywhere on television.

That may soon change.

Read the full story – Howard University May Sell Rights to Its Public TV Spectrum


One thought on “Decision Nears in Potential Sale of Howard Television Station

  1. Don’s sell really. This television station represents so much more than money for black media and HBCU’s across the country. To be the only black television station in the DC metro area and to reach 2 million households is beyond amazing. We need more black media and HBCUs are the vehicle to provide such a venue for our own television, radio and print media. Please don’t sell.

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