KPLU-FM (Seattle, WA)

KPLU-FM (88.5 MHz) is a news & jazz format National Public Radio member station in Tacoma, Washington, USA, owned by Pacific Lutheran University (PLU). It is one of three full NPR members in the Seattle area, the others being KUOW-FM and KVTI, an outlet of Northwest Public Radio (KVTI Can not be heard in most of Snohomish County, Washington because of KSER) . On November 12, 2015, PLU announced its intention to sell the station to the University of Washington, which already operates KUOW.The Seattle Times noted that PLU spokeswoman Donna Gibbs denied reports that the sale was motivated by financial problems at PLU, although in September 2015 Standard & Poor's had reduced PLU's bond-rating status from BBB to BBB- with a forecast of "negative.On November 23, the KPLU advisory board voted unanimously to oppose the sale. [1]