Chicago Public Media is paying $450,000 to buy Radio Arte, the low-power station programmed by and for Latino youth and operated by the National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago. CPM also plans to buy programming from Radio Arte to add to its Vocalo service.
“This partnership between two youth-driven public radio stations builds on a collaborative history and their complementary community missions,” the new partners said in a press release. CPM will also sponsor museum activities and events as part of the arrangement. The museum decided last year to sell the station, citing tight finances, according to the Chicago Reader.