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News-Review and Suffolk Times editor Michael White will be appearing Friday morning on the “Going Green” radio show hosted by Group for the East End president Bob DeLuca.

The show airs at 11 a.m. on WPPB (Peconic Public Broadcasting) at 88.3 FM and runs until noon.

Mr. White will be joined by fellow East End newspaper editors David Rattray, editor of the East Hampton Star, and Joe Shaw, executive director of the Press News Group, which publishes The Southampton Press eastern and western editions, and the East Hampton Press.

The journalists will take to the studio for an in-depth discussion on the region’s top environmental issues.

“From the controversial culling of deer, to the future of water quality, learn how the local media decides what issues matter and where the truth lies,” reads a press announcement from WPPB, “while we consider the impact these decisions have on community perceptions and attitudes about the future of our environment.”

Listeners are invited to join the conversation by posting questions on the WPPB Facebook page.

The show is produced by award-winning broadcaster Bonnie Grice.

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12/16/2010 12:26 PM

The Southampton-based National Public Radio affiliate 88.3 FM is officially in the hands of the nonprofit Peconic Public Broadcasting group after the $2.4 million purchase was finalized last Wednesday, according to a joint statement from PPB and Long Island University, which owned the station for more than 20 years.

“We wish Peconic Broadcasting the very best of luck in continuing the mission that Long Island University instituted in bringing quality, community-based public radio to Long Island’s East End, southern Connecticut and Westchester,” said LIU’s president, David Steinberg.

The new call letters for the station, which operated as WLIU for many years, is WPPB.

“PPB will maintain the same high level of quality production and programming the community has come to expect, all with added local emphasis,” said station manager Wally Smith. “Our existence is the result of the collective effort of volunteers, listeners, donors, and a dedicated professional staff, each of whom worked tirelessly to secure this valuable resource.”

The Federal Communications Commission approved the station’s license transfer in October, a month after PPB announced it had raised the final $637,000 cash payment needed to buy the station’s license and equipment from LIU. The group had originally been given until June to come up with the money but that deadline was extended four times.

LIU operated the radio station from its Southampton campus, which it sold to SUNY/Stony Brook in 2006, for more than two decades. LIU announced its intention to sell the station last year, citing $1 million in annual losses that included rent the school had been paying to Stony Brook.

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