Nashville Public Radio turns 50 years old today. Considering that FM radio was still a new frontier in broadcasting a half-century ago, it’s a significant anniversary. So it only seems appropriate to look back at how things have changed at this station over those years.
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As loyal WRVU fans mourn an on-air icon, WPLN hopes that a second station serving classical music lovers is just the right mix for their listeners and bottom line.
Classical music began airing at midnight on the FM frequency 91.1. Nashville Public Radio has purchased WRVU, a station that got its start with a Vanderbilt student broadcasting big band and country music from his dorm room in 1951.
Tennessee’s teachers’ unions lost their first round with Senate Republicans last week over ending the union’s collective bargaining power. WPLN’s state capitol correspondent Joe White tells Jacqueline Fellows the measure could face a tougher road in the House.
Tuesday will mark the beginning of a new chapter at Nashville Public Radio.