Brown’s WBRU to Be Sold to National Christian Radio Group

Saturday, August 26, 2017


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WBRU, one of America’s most successful college radio stations, is being sold to one of the largest Christian radio groups.

For decades WBRU featured every Sunday the 360• Degree Black Experience and now, the new owners will be featuring “K-LOVE's Encouraging Word" which is a daily Bible verse to help brighten your day. 

The independent WBRU, which held an affiliation with Brown University and was staffed by primarily by Brown students, was put up for sale by its board due to lackluster financial performance and while the deal is nearly finalized, it will require federal regulatory approval.

WBRU which in the 1980’s generated millions in sales revenue has been hit hard like much of the radio industry and has seen ad sales drop to $1 million.

The new owners Education Media Foundation reported assets of more than half-a-billion dollars according to the company's audited financials for 2016.

Radio Insight was first to report the change in the call letters - a trigger to the transaction.

K-LOVE is headed by CEO Mike Novak, whose bio reads in part, “All in all, Mike is happy with his life and he feels as though it has finally come together. And in his words, "most recently, with God, I have learned to have more trust and faith. I am a better person now."

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To create compelling media that inspires and encourages you to have a meaningful relationship with Christ.

Our Beliefs

The Bible to be the inspired, only infallible and authoritative Word of God.
(2 Tim 3:15-17, 1 Thess 2:13, 2 Peter 1:21)
There is one true God eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
(Deut 6:4, Isa 43:10-11, Matt 28:18-20, Luke 3:22)
In the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles, substitutional death on the cross, bodily resurrection, ascension to the Father and His personal return in power and glory. 
(Matt 1:23, Luke 1:31-32, Acts 10:37-38, Acts 2:22, Heb 7:26-27, 1 Cor 15:3-5, 2 Cor 5:21-6:1, Matt 28:6, Luke 24:39, 1 Cor 15:4-6, Acts 1:9-11, Phil 2:9-11, Heb 1:3)
Regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential for the salvation of sinful man; a person must experience a spiritual rebirth. Only through the power of the Holy Spirit is the Christian able to live a more godly life. 
(Rom 10:12-13, Eph 2:8-10, Titus 2:11, Titus 3:4-8, Rom 8:16, Eph 4:24, Titus 2:12)
There is a resurrection of both the saved and the lost, the saved to eternal life in heaven, the lost to hell. 
(1 Thess 4:15-17, Rom 3:23-24, 1 Cor 15:51-52, Rev 20:11-15, Rev 21:6-8)
Jesus Christ rose from the dead and is returning soon. 
(Zech 14:4-5, Matt 24:26, Matt 24:30, Rev 1:7, Rev 19:11-13)
The Great Commission of the church is to go into the entire world and preach the Gospel to every person.
(Mark 16:15, Luke 14:23, Matt 28:19-20, Acts 1:7-8, Mark 16:15 -16)
In the spiritual unity of believers through the working of the Holy Spirit and the Lord Jesus Christ. 
(Eph 4:11-13, Ps 133:1, Phil 2:1-3)
We believe in holy Christian living, and we must have concern for the hurts and social needs of our fellowmen. 
(Col 3:12-14, Rom 15:1-2)
We believe we must dedicate ourselves anew to the service of our Lord and to His authority over our lives.
(Col 2:9-11, Eph 6:7-8)

Our Values

We Trust in God: Our faith, trust, and hope is in Christ. God's Word guides our decisions, refreshes us, and creates an unshakable faith. Our dependence on God is reflected in our commitment to prayer. 
Create an Extraordinary Impact: We serve an extraordinary God who deserves our all. He allows us to create, produce and share media with His life-changing message.
We are Passionate, Creative, and Have Fun: Innovative ideas and solutions, individual initiative, and having a good time make our work and lives more interesting.
Learn, Improve, and Grow: We challenge and stretch ourselves, each other, and the ministry to realize the full potential God has given us.
In His Strength: It's not about us.

Editor's Note: This story was orgininally published at 8:36 p.m. on August 25 p.m.


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