Feb.18th: WFMU's Billy Jam takes his show live to Amoeba Records on 1855 Haight Street in San Francisco from 3-6PM ET to host live DJ sets by KUSF 90.3 FM DJs! The sets are a chance to hear KUSF DJs play after the announced sale of the station's broadcast license on Jan. 18. KUSF's Irwin (Sleeves on Hearts), Carolyn, Stereo Steve, Jantine B., Harry D. (In The Soul Kitchen), and DJ Schmeejay (Radiodrome) are scheduled to spin records from 12 noon-3 p.m. Pacific Time. WFMU has set up a network to broadcast the sets on stations around the country. Announced stations include KZSU (Stanford, 90.1 FM), KFJC (Foothill College, 89.7 FM), KXLU (Loyola Marymount in Los Angeles, 88.9 FM), WXYC (Chapel Hill, N.C., 89.3 FM) KDVS (Davis, CA., 90.3 FM) KVRX (91.7 FM in Austin, TX), KALX (90.7 in Berkeley CA), KRFP Moscow, Idaho (Free Radio Moscow, 92.5 FM), WITC (91.7 FM Cazenoivia, NY), WCBN (88.3 FM in Ann Arbor, MI), and WREK (Atlanta, 91.1 FM) in addition to WFMU (New Jersey, 91.1 FM). Former KUSF DJ Billy Jam, now at WFMU, organized the event and will MC it along with WFMU's Gaylord Fields. Jam told RadioSurvivor.com that the event is, “to celebrate the greatness that was (and hopefully soon again will be) KUSF on the FM dial where it deserves to be. There will be six KUSF DJs doing half hour sets each … and I have asked them all to include as many KUSF 90.3 FM celebrity IDs and 'drops' as possible so it sounds like the good ol' KUSF pre-Jan. 18, 2011. But mostly, the goal is to further raise awareness and help fight the good fight to save KUSF.”
The University of San Francisco announced it was selling the broadcast license for KUSF 90.3 FM on Jan. 18. That morning at 10 a.m., the university shut down KUSF without notice and turned the signal at 90.3 FM over to the University of Southern California's Classical Public Radio Network. The radio signal was cut, the broadcast went static, and DJs were escorted out of station headquarters. In the weeks since, a wide array of voices has spoken out against the proposed sale including the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, California state senator Leland Yee, the San Francisco Democratic Party, the USF Faculty Association, Yo La Tengo, and The Kronos Quartet. All have spoken against the proposed transfer of the 90.3 FM license to non-local entity, the University of Southern California, which already owns five other terrestrial broadcast licenses. The coalition of volunteers working to save KUSF 90.3 FM now has more than 7,300 members. The group’s Facebook page has already received over 1.3 million post views, which has helped fund the legal costs to file a Petition to Deny the pending license transfer with the FCC.