Rhode Island Public Radio to Acquire License From UMass Dartmouth

ripr-logoPublic Media Company represented RIPR throughout its negotiations with U Mass Dartmouth, and also prepared the financial analysis for the transaction. Congrats to both!

“Rhode Island Public Radio will expand its reach within the state and into southeastern Massachusetts with the acquisition of a signal from the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth.

RIPR now broadcasts on three frequencies in its state. The purchase of the university’s 89.3 FM, announced Wednesday, will nearly double the network’s coverage area and fill gaps among its existing signals. At 9,800 watts, the new signal will be RIPR’s most powerful frequency.

‘There have been several attempts over the years to try to improve this problem, so this is an answer to that,’ said RIPR CEO Torey Malatia. The addition of the new signal will also strengthen RIPR’s coverage in Providence.” READ MORE on Current and also at RIPR