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WYSO transfer to Antioch College complete

Antioch University has transferred ownership of public radio station WYSO-FM to Antioch College, university officials announced.

Officials said the transaction was completed July 2 with the formal approval of the license transfer by the Federal Communications Commission, and approval from the Greene County Probate Court.

The Dayton Daily News in December reported that WYSO and its building could be purchased for $8 million from Antioch University Midwest under a tentative deal. The boards of the two schools, both in Yellow Springs, agreed to the deal in December, pending court approval.

WYSO (91.3) operates at 50,000 watts in the Charles Kettering Building at 150 E. South College St. in Yellow Springs. Ownership of the station and building remained with Antioch University when an alumni-led group purchased the college and most of its assets in September 2009, more than a year after the college’s closure.

University officials said the transfer of WYSO was an important part of its commitment to collaborate with the new Antioch College.

All WYSO staff become Antioch College employees effective July 2, university officials said. The transfer will not impact the station’s programming or operations.

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