SJR: WQNA-FM sold to Catholic Radio Group; Signal Goes Silent

From the 11/19/19 SJR:

The sale of Springfield radio station WQNA-FM to a Catholic radio group has been approved.

Capital Area Career Center’s executive council made the move Tuesday and almost immediately pulled the plug on the 250-watt station, which was a cooperative between the CACC and community DJs, and featured an eclectic mix of programming ranging from classic rock to hip-hop to country roots to Motown.

The sale has not been finalized, said CACC director Jodi Ferriell.

The buyer is Covenant Network Catholic Radio, which has a presence in Springfield at 88.9 FM and 104.9 FM.

“I knew (going off the air) might be a quick thing,” said Jim Pemberton, the station’s program director, “but (the immediacy of it), that took the wind out of me.”

Read the entire article in the State Journal-Register