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WNET Expands Its Presence on Long Island with the Acquisition of WPPB-FM; The purchase of the Southampton, New York NPR station makes WLIW the only destination for public television and public radio on Long Island

Jan 31, 2020 - PR Newswire
Board and Executive Moves-Mergers and Acquisitions

PR Newswire

 WNET, America's flagship PBS station, parent company of New York's THIRTEEN and WLIW21 and operator of NJTV, the statewide public media network in New Jersey, announced the acquisition of WPPB-FM, a National Public Radio station based in Southampton, New York that serves the East End of Long Island. The purchase, which was approved by the FCC and the New York State Attorney General's office, will make WLIW a dual licensee, operating both a PBS television station and NPR radio...