Message from the President on WHIL Radio

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 3:00pm
Spring Hill College has been proud to have WHIL located on our campus since its inaugural broadcast more than 30 years ago.

The station’s role in our community is an important one, but the College must focus its energy and limited resources, particularly in these challenging economic times, to not only sustaining but also strengthening our primary mission and providing an exceptional education for our students successfully engaging them in learning, faith, justice and service. Therefore, ultimate responsibility for the operations of a public radio station cannot be a main focus for us.

Spring Hill College has been in recent negotiations with the University of Alabama who manages the Alabama Public Radio network. The University’s Board of Trustees executive committee just this afternoon approved a motion to purchase WHIL from Spring Hill College.

We are confident that, pending FCC approval, WHIL will continue its long-standing format of classical music and public affairs programming in the tradition of quality public broadcasting under the ownership of the University of Alabama.

Richard P. Salmi, S.J.
Spring Hill College