The news about the sale of WDUQ-FM (90.5) had quieted down toward the end of 2010. One began to wonder if the station was still for sale or whether there might be a deal in the works. January 14, 2011 brought the answer as WYEP-FM (91.3) and Public Media Company formed a new local venture called Essential Public Media. The new venture was selected by Duquesne University to purchase Pittsburgh’s first public radio station for $6 Million.
For now, it seems that WDUQ’s programming will not change keeping the jazz and local news aspects the station is known for. The station will also continue to involve the students of Duquesne. Proceeds from the station’s sale will be put toward the creation of new academic and missionary programs and endowments for the university.
Roger Rafson of CMS Station Brokerage represented Duquesne University in the sale.