A press conference will take place in Detroit this afternoon at which a partnership will be announced between Detroit Public Television and MSU’s WKAR-TV. A joint press release says that the partnership will "impact public television across the state."
The press conference comes six hours before the second of two public forums on the MSU campus designed to educate the community about the university’s possible participation in the FCC Spectrum Auction. (That forum will be at 7 p.m. tonight: details here.) Participation in the Auction might mean that WKAR-TV’s three stations would leave the airways, and a preliminary decision about reserving MSU’s right to participate in the auction must be made by tomorrow, Januar 12, by MSU's President Lou Anna Simon.
No further information is available at this time about the partnership with Detroit Public Television or how it will impact tomorrow’s decision by MSU, but we’ll update you once we know more.
Read more about the Auction and community reaction to the possible sale of WKAR’s broadcast spectrum here.