Urban WRBP/Youngstown Sold, To Change Formats
June 14, 2012 at 11:26 AM (PT)
BERNARD RADIO Urban WRBP (101.9 JAMZ)/YOUNGSTOWN, OH has been sold to THE EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION (EMF), a non-profit company by owner DANIEL B. ZWIM for $500,000. The station has consistently placed in the top-10 ARBITRON rated stations in YOUNGSTOWN.
The buyer is a longtime Christian broadcaster and currently operates the K-LOVE/AIR 1 radio network. WRBP is a Class A FM facility licensed to HUBBARD, OHIO. EMF currently owns Christian WLVX/GREENVILLE, PA. which can be heard in YOUNGSTOWN. Our sources indicate the new owners will not continue with the current Urban format. BERNARD RADIO still owns and operates Classic Hits WGFT-A and an Urban/Talk station, WASN-A in YOUNGSTOWN.