It's not over yet. The "Friends of KUSF" are claiming that the settlement was made behind closed doors and intend to appeal. They also claim that the current format is not proper for an NCE station and is *not* a format change issue. I don't think they'll win and USF and CPRN has already closed on the deal, but they're going to fight on:
Considering that nearly 100% of classical music aired in America is via NCE stations, I can't see why it is not a proper fit. Plus, the SF Opera is the 2nd largest opera in the USA, and the SF Symphony continues at 100 years to be one of the premiere world symphonies. In fact, it was also the first regular symphony (as opposed to NBC's in-house orchestra) to schedule regular radio broadcasts.
There is a long tradition of support of classical music in San Francisco. There is much less support of a bunch of 40-something non-students spinning their favorite music on a radio station that's supposed to be tied to a college, but really wasn't.
Now, this does not mean that I prefer classical music over the music KUSF was playing. Actually, I'd rather hear KUSF's music than KDFC's, though I do listen to KDFC from time to time when I want some "mellow out" time. So, my response here is NOT my personal taste, but a "fair and balanced" read on the matter at hand. The fact of the matter is that KUSF wasn't playing anything I didn't already have easy access to, but KDFC's music is totally fresh to me.