Heinz Endowments donates $1.5M to support WDUQ

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The Heinz Endowments will give a $1.5 million capital grant to support the purchase of public radio station WDUQ-FM.

The grant will go to WYEP-FM, a partner in Essential Public Media, the group that is buying the station from Duquesne University for $6 million. The deal includes more than $4 million in cash, and the balance in endowments, internships and a loan from the university.

"We want to preserve the largest public radio station in the region" and provide "an enhanced platform for local news reporting and civic engagement," said Doug Root, Heinz Endowments spokesman.

Last week, the Richard King Mellon Foundation also awarded $1.5 million to Essential Public Media.



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