"KTRU lives on."
Photo by Brittanie Shey A Rice Radio sticker was pasted over the mouth of the statue of Rice University founder William Marsh Rice during the protests against the student-run station's sale to the University of Houston system in August 2010.
In a message posted on the station's Web site Monday evening, KTRU station manager Sal Tijerina announced that the Federal Communications Commission had granted permission for the station to return to the FM dial after a nearly four-year absence on the low-power 96.1 frequency. His letter said the station intends to build a transmitter on top of Rice Stadium and will be able to broadcast to an area approximately ten miles in diameter.
The station should be on the air by the end of 2015, the letter added.