WLAB Sale Pending To New Owner
May 15, 2009 at 8:57 AM (PT)
ALL ACCESS reported that INDIANA DISTRICT-LUTHERAN CHURCH MISSOURI SYNOD would sell Christian AC WLAB (STAR 88.3)/FT. WAYNE (NET NEWS 4/21). TODAY (5/15) PD DON BUETTNER announced the board of directors of the current owners accepted a bid to purchase made by the new STAR EDUCATIONAL MEDIA NETWORK. The new non-profit organization is led by current WLAB GM MELISSA MONTANA and BUETTNER. The sale is pending FCC approval.
“This move means that we will be able to continue on with the programming and existing staff and now will be able to impact our community in even greater ways. There are smiles on our faces and a spring in our step today here in the office as we celebrate this incredible victory. Even during a bad economy and with stations being sold and employees being cut, we just saw God can do some incredible things to make this happen and we hope our story will be an inspiration for those of you who may be in challenging situations right now. With God, we know all things are possible,” said BUETTNER.