KUSF 90.3FM, noted for thier quality jazz and hip hop radio shows, sent out the this Twitter message claiming University of San Francisco just sold the station. "USF just sold KUSF! #WTF we're off the air. we need your help. Impromptu demonstration on the USF campus tomorrow at 7."
The doors are reportedly locked, too. Carolyn Keddy, AKA KUSF's CarolyntheDJ, reported on what happened when she tried to show up at the station this morning: "Just showed up @kusf to my show and the doors are locked. USF has sold the station. Management was in on it. They're keeping all our records."
The KUSF site now simply reads, "Please check back soon for an important annoucement regarding KUSF."
The station might move to a web-only format, we hear. We'll update as soon as we know more.
UPDATE: In a press release, USF confirmed that KUSF wasn't sold itself, but they sold the space KUSF occupies on your radio dial. It's unclear why there's such a difference between the cry of alarm from the KUSF twitter account and the release from USF, which appears to depict a well planned change. And if it was so well planned, why they felt it necessary to keep students and DJs in the dark, literally locking them out. Strange. We called USF for comment. We have yet to hear back from them.
Read the press release in its entirety below.