The Radio Industry’s Newest Owner: Thirteen


In the New York Tri-State area, public television has been synonymous with Channel 13 for nearly 50 years. It’s noted in the Billy Joel song, “Pressure,” and the “Thirteen” brand has established PBS member station WNET-13 as one of the nation’s most preeminent educational broadcast facilities.

Now, WNET, chartered by the board of regents of the State University of New York, is buying its first radio station.

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