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Community group reaches $7 million goal to buy KPLU

Jazz radio station KPLU is actively identifying with the local jazz scene with a series of in-studio video tapings with jazz musicians, including Anton Schwartz on tenor sax, Inga Swearingen, on vocals and Chuck Deardorf on bass.

A grass-roots campaign seeking to buy Tacoma-based public radio station KPLU from Pacific Lutheran University reached its $7 million fundraising goal Thursday — more than a month before its deadline.

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