In early summer of this year, KERA announced that it would launch a music-oriented sister station, and that immediately set off memories of the old KERA -- an eclectic, adult album alternative format. KERA's owner bought the 91.7 frequency for $18 million from KVTT, a longtime Christian station that was struggling with a large debt load. But even after the announcement, the station still had to wait for final FCC approval. It took some five months after the initial announcement for the station to launch, which it did last week.
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