The organizations Friends of WLRN Inc. secured an agreement with the Miami-Dade County school board to become the media management company of the WLRN Public Radio and WLRN television stations.
Friends of WLRN is the support and fundraising arm of WLRN Public Media.
Board Chair Joseph M. Goldstein thanked the school board for its commitment “to sustaining independent journalism and safeguarding this important asset for the public.”
“The agreement grants Friends of WLRN, an experienced management company and philanthropic arm of WLRN since 1974, the rights to run the day-to-day operations of WLRN-FM and WLRN-TV, ensuring compliance with all applicable school board policies, regulations, and fiscal reporting requirements while continuing the highest quality media standards of the WLRN stations,” the organizations stated.
The Miami-Dade County Public School Board is the broadcast license holder.
WLRN is public radio and television for South Florida. It began in 1948 as a non-profit, noncom radio station licensed to the School Board of Dade County. TV followed in the early 1960s. Friends of WLRN was created in 1974 to provide financial support and enhance the programming of the organization.