The Jaco Report: Oct. 11, 2009

The Jaco Report: Oct. 11, 2009

There are 7 comments on the Fox2Now story from Oct 11, 2009, titled The Jaco Report: Oct. 11, 2009. In it, Fox2Now reports that:

On the Jaco Report, when is a radio station more than just a radio station? Charles looks at the battle over the future of St.

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An embarassed Lutheran

Saint Louis, MO

#1 Oct 12, 2009
Everyone who reads this: be sure to write to to voice your concern about the sale of KFUO. FCC can stop this sale if they hear that people want it to remain. The loss of KFUO will affect a lot of arts organizations in St. Louis and will also damage LCMS's image with artists. A lot of Lutherans are unhappy about the sale and how it was done. Please forgive our leadership for their short-sightedness and non-transparent business dealings. This is a trust of the people who donate to the station, and it is a legal matter that they sold it without consulting the trustees. Thank you.
Ed Golterman

Saint Louis, MO

#3 Oct 12, 2009
The committees studying the sale of Classic 99 were not aware
that St. Louis will once again offer a downtown performing arts center.
Such places of music, arts and culture create healthy advertising
revenue for good music and classical music stations.

Kiel Opera House, operating unrestricted and 100 nights of MUNY
instead of 50...would combine to perhaps help the station
break even.

Restraint of trade of Kiel and MUNY doesn't just hurt our hotel,
motel and restaurant hurts other components of the
St. Louis economy-even the media.

A very wise medai person is going to gather a few investors
and create a classic music station in downtown St..Louis.

Gulf Breeze, FL

#4 Oct 12, 2009
Today the powers that been imposed a gag order on all those employed by the LCMS in what ever form it may be as to any remarks concerning the sale of KFUO FM.
Green Mount

Glen Carbon, IL

#5 Oct 12, 2009
The Lutheran Church board member/attorney who orchestrated the questionable sale of KFUO-FM is Kermit Brashear. What is his broker fee on this transaction?

Mr. Kermit Brashear should be inundated with emails from irate listeners, LCMS Lutherans, and high powered community members.

Here is his email address at his Omaha law firm:
[email protected]

Here is his email address through the Lutheran Church:'
[email protected]
Music Lover

New York, NY

#6 Oct 13, 2009
One main avenue for local groups to pursue with the FCC is a "petition to deny" regarding the sale of the station. Do an internet search for "petition to deny" and pursue that avenue immediately.

This sale is not a done deal, because the FCC still needs to approve the transfer of the license. There is legal precedent for the FCC to deny the transfer of a broadcast license. It's happened in other cities, and yes, it's even happened here in St. Louis in the past (investigate the FCC history of 102.5FM back in the mid-1960's).

Saint Louis, MO

#7 Oct 13, 2009
The move for Joy FM to 99.1 is great!! May be one of the groups that want to keep clasical music on the radio could purchase Joy's current 2 stations.
Edmund Kubiak Jr

Saint Louis, MO

#8 Oct 15, 2009
I am very saddened by the loss of the only classical music station in the metropolitan St. Louis area. We have many venues for all types of music and now we are closing down the only one for classical music. Even in our depressed economic times, this is simply wrong. I was once told by a friend, "if you like classical music so much, why don't you buy it yourself!" If I could do that, I would. Who has the money? If I could start my own classical station for the St. Louis area, I would. I reiterate, who has the money. I pray someone steps in and fills a gap that will be felt by many St. Louisans.

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