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WUSF-TV goes dark October 15

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WUSF-TV was put on death row earlier this year, but the execution date had remained unknown — until today. WUSF Public Media announced Friday that it will end broadcasting its television channel at the end of Sunday, October 15. The announcement comes six months after the university announced that it had sold the station’s license for $18.7 million as part of the Federal Communication Commissions’s spectrum auction. As part of its Broadcast Incentive Auction, the federal government is buying signals from…

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Personnel note: WUSF Public Media names Mary Shedden as News Director

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WUSF Public Media named Health Editor Mary Shedden as News Director. With more than two decades of reporting experience, Shedden has been at WUSF in Tampa since 2013. She has recently been editor of Health News Florida, which provides public radio and online health news. Health News Florida, with reporters in Orlando, Miami, Tampa, and St. Petersburg, covers state and local health policy and issues. WUSF produces such programs as “Florida Matters,” and broadcasts NPR shows like “Morning Edition” and “All…

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