A high-ranking Johns Hopkins University official says the university is "very pleased" with the fall fund-raising efforts of WJHU-FM but said a decision on the future of the public radio station would not be made until next year.
Eugene S. Sunshine, Hopkins' senior vice president for administration, said last week that the university currently has no plans to seek a buyer for the station's license or to revive a controversial plan rejected last year by the General Assembly to give the license and facilities to the Maryland Public Broadcasting Commission.
"We're concentrating on trying to make ends meet at the station," Mr. Sunshine said.
In the recently completed on-air "quiet drive," WJHU received $168,000 in pledges from listeners, $8,000 more than its goal, according to acting general manager Dennis Kita. The station has also received $80,000 in corporate underwriting for programs, more than half of the $150,000 it needs to raise by the endof June, Mr. Kita said.