School radio lease raises free speech concerns

DETROIT — Dissent will be crushed if WRCJ, formerly WDTR, is leased to an outside company, say some volunteers at the station and concerned residents. A broad group of community activists have formed a committee opposing the leasing of the Detroit Public School radio station. The spokesman for the Committee to Save Educational Radio in Detroit, Abayomi Azikiwe, said in July that the station’s call letters were changed to WRCJ, which “means radio classics and jazz.” “Our group of concerned residents are demanding answers to a series of questions about the future of WRCJ,” Azikiwe said. “We are requesting the intervention from DPS, elected officials in Detroit, Lansing and Washington, D.C., as well as the Federal Communications Commission.”

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