[Correction appended on Friday, July 29, 5:40 a.m.:]
In January, KUSF was taken over by KUSC of Los Angeles as part of an expansion into the Bay Area. The USC-controlled holding company CPRN operates the station on an interim basis while the FCC reviews a proposal for a transfer of the 90.3 license.
After a formal protest by backers of KUSF's old community radio format, the FCC in June requested private communications from university officials pertaining to the transaction, and detailed answers to 15 questions about KUSF's operations.
KUSF owner University of San Francisco and KUSC had 30 days to respond. With about a week left to fulfill the request, USF officials asked the agency to narrow its scope.
In a statement Wednesday, Peter Franck, counsel for Friends of KUSF, suggested the university sought to prevent disclosure of information about the deal.
The FCC has indicated that it is looking into the background of the shutdown of KUSF as a student and community station and its proposedFor its own part, KUSF says it will hand over documents described in the narrowed request.
transfer. Now the University wants to withhold some of the requested
documentation without giving any serious reason for withholding those
documents. This strengthens our belief that this entire transaction has
not been open and that a close examination of the documented facts will
show that it is not in the public interest and should not be approved by
saying "what went on between USF and Classical Public Radio Network,
and other entities controlled by the University of Southern California."
We misheard Dively. He did not suggest the involvement of other