Over at NorthEast Radio Watch, Scott Fybush takes a closer look at the 132 non-commercial educational FM licenses applied for in Pennsylvania.

We noted last week that Duquesne University had applied for a license in Cranberry Township, Venango County, on 88.7 mHz; as Scott points out, the owner of Pittsburgh’s WDUQ-FM (90.5) also has asked for licenses in three other Pennsylvania communities.

It sounds to us like ‘DUQ is trying to build a regional public radio network, much like WVXU-FM in Cincinnati did when it was owned by Xavier University … which, appropriately enough, is also a Catholic university and even an Atlantic 10 basketball rival of the school on the Bluff.

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UPDATE: PBRTV correspondent Tom Lavery notes that Duquesne University’s application for 88.7 mHz is for Cranberry Township, Venango County, not the Cranberry Township in Butler County. I apologize for the error. — Jason Togyer