Although the official word came Friday, employees at WIP (610/AM) were told Thursday afternoon that the radio station was on the block.
Owned by the Metropolitan Broadcasting Corp., which purchased it from Metromedia earlier this year, WIP is being sold along with another Metropolitan property: WASH-FM in Washington, D.C.
"A great deal of interest has been expressed in these two stations in recent months," said Carl C. Brazell Jr., Metropolitan's president. "We feel this is the optimum time to sell them and expect them to go at a premium price. Their sale will strengthen our cash position and provide financial fexibility," he said.