WFMU’s Jersey City tax exemption ‘will soon be put back into place,’ station manager says

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WFMU’s concerns over their tax-exempt status in Jersey City appear to be over, with Station Manager and Program Director Ken Freedman indicating this afternoon that “will soon be put back into place.”

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By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“Many thanks to the hundreds of listeners who sent us emails of support in our efforts to keep real estate tax exemption with Jersey City. We have good news – the city’s tax office has reversed their decision and has told us that our exemption will soon be put back into place,” he said in a message posted on Twitter.

“We are still collecting all the emails that have already been sent in as support materials until this matter is legally finalized but no more emails are needed at this time. Thank you to our listeners for coming through to WFMU once again.”

WFMU, the longest running freeform radio station in the country, appealed to listeners earlier this week after their tax-exempt status was called into question over the educational value of their programming.

WFMU, which began as Upsala College’s campus radio station, airs on 91.1FM and moved their headquarters into Jersey City’s Exchange Place neighborhood in 1998.