There may be a model for community-run radio after all. In 2001, the University of Northern Colorado tentatively sold station KUNC to Colorado Public Radio. Fans stepped up, and offered a $2M counter bid within 20 days. The station has been operating independently since then, owned and funded by listeners. KPLU fans can take heart from this. It will take more than 2 mil to carry it out, but it can be done.