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Penn State Scandal: Lancaster Radio Station Drops PSU Football

Lancaster's WLPA-FM 1490 will not air Penn State football or men's basketball games in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse scandal.

Lancaster is in Penn State country - just about two and a half hours from State College - but the Fox Sports Radio Network affiliate won't air PSU athletic games this upcoming season due to difficulty finding advertisers to buy slots during the games.

"It was a hard sell, and now with the situation that they found themselves with, it just made our decision make even more sense," WLPA program coordinator Sue Sensenig told NewsWorks, adding the station had yet to hear any complaints from listeners.

We've heard about fallout in PSU's programs from the Sandusky scandal in just about every way: firings, sanctions, potential fan disinterest, and the like. But we hadn't yet heard about media deciding not to cover Penn State football. This decision appears to be financially motivated with advertisers not wanting to put their name next to PSU - it's unclear whether there are more media outlets preparing to drop the Nittany Lions. For now, listeners in the Lancaster area will still be able to listen to PSU via a variety of radio outlets.

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