Although the University of San Francisco, California website attempts to pitch this with a positive Spinal Tap-style spin, this seems like a bummer for radio listeners in that area who had 90.3 FM programmed on their radio dial, not to mention the DJs, whose work now holds no more value than that cat who does episodes of Saturday Night Shut-In.
The move to online-only distribution gives KUSF a powerful opportunity to grow its worldwide audience. Previously, the station was limited to 100 online listeners at a time, but capacity will be increased to accommodate thousands of listeners.
In the station’s place the airwaves will be filled by a Public Radio station playing long cover tunes, primarily from the 15th through 19th centuries.
Thanks to Townsman dbuskirk, a former KUSF DJ, for passing along this news.