Word Broadcasting Network Acquires Louisville Stations From Salem Media Group
December 27, 2016 at 7:01 AM (PT)
WORD BROADCASTING NETWORK has acquired SALEM MEDIA GROUP’s LOUISVILLE stations WFIA A-F and WGTK-A. The transaction is scheduled to become effective JANUARY 3rd, 2017.
“As our Contemporary Christian Music station 88.5 WJIE enters its 29th year on the air, we are excited to be simulcasting WJIE on AM-900 and on it's 107.3 translator so more listeners can enjoy that format," WORD BROADCASTING VP JIM FRASER said.
“SALEM rarely leaves a market because we desire that our unique formats will continue to serve the needs of audiences in cities like LOUISVILLE," SALEM CEO ED ATSINGER stated. "This agreement is unique in that WORD BROADCASTING is like-minded with us in shared mission, shared values, and passion for our formats. For some time our two organizations have discussed how we could consolidate our respective operations in the interest of greater stewardship of our resources. We believe this agreement sets the stage to achieve that objective of increased service to our audiences and stakeholders.”