Second, Peter Hartlaub, who broke the story in the S.F Chron, tells me two things in email (used with permission and thanks):
- KUSF sold its frequency to KUSC/KDFC
- Because it will no longer be ad-driven, KDFC will probably change its format and play a different mix of music.
Third, I sent a question to KDFC in response to their email about the changeover:
Are you retaining the same programming style (individual movements, repertory limited to 1750-1900 except for tonal 20th c. composers, no vocal music or opera) or are you going to improve the programming to something that isn't just "soothing" and "an island of sanity"?
That is, something people who are knowledgeable about classical music might want to hear.