Positive Alternative Radio Donates Three Indiana Signals To Star Educational Media
August 4, 2015 at 2:11 PM (PT)
POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO (PAR) is donating Contemporary Christian WJYW (88.9 JOY FM)/UNION CITY and two translators in the RICHMOND, IN area to STAR EDUCATIONAL MEDIA NETWORK (STAR). STAR and PAR signed legal documents WEDNESDAY, JULY 29th, effective AUGUST 15th, pursuant to transferring ownership of the stations and pending approval from the FCC.
PAR Pres. EDWARD BAKER said, "This donation is an expression of how much PAR values local Christian radio. We wanted to strengthen a local broadcaster and help their ministry to become even more effective."
PAR EVP BRIAN SANDERS explained, "We could have easily cut costs by eliminating our local presence and feeding this INDIANA station from VIRGINIA or TENNESSEE. But we believe in local Christian radio and wanted to put WJYW in the hands of someone in the region who can continue making a difference in listener’s lives."
STAR Pres./CEO MELISSA MONTANA said, "WJYW is a good fit for our operation. We are so excited by this generous donation. This helps us extend our reach further south, empowering our ministry to encourage more believers and share the Gospel with more people. You will hear almost all of your favorites, and a few new songs, too. Plus, we want to build a deep connection with the local community, reaching out to churches, ministries and Christian-owned businesses to help make the area we’re serving an even better place to live."