KTRU Departs FM Airwaves Defiant, Unique As Ever
|Joey Yang, in the pink shirt, winds down KTRU's more than 40-year FM history.|
"We'll see you on the other side, HD radio, at 6 a.m.," Yang announced after introducing the final track. "But don't send flowers, because we're not dead," he added after an emotional breath.
Approximately two minutes of downtime was scheduled before broadcasting would resume, minus the FM band. As the transmission ceased, everyone present paused with a heavy heart.
With a clap, Yang rubbed his hands together.
"All right, HD-2!" he declared.
The faders slid up, and Bob Dylan's "Like a Rolling Stone" became the first song in 40 years issued forth from the small control room but not heard on the FM dial. How does it feel, indeed.
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