Friday, Feb. 01, 2013
College sells religious radio station
A major Kansas City Christian radio based in Cass County has been sold to a Minnesota media ministry.
The station, 88.5 KLJC, owned by Calvary Bible College and Seminary, was sold on Jan. 29 to Northwestern College’s Media ministry in St. Paul, Minn.
Calvary would not confirm the amount of the sale.
The transaction, brokered by Greg Guy of Patrick Communications, requires Federal Communications Commission approval which is expected later this spring.
KLJC-FM, a 100,000 watt non-commercial station, has aired Christian programming and music to Kansas City since 1970.
“Music and biblical teaching have been the trademark of KLJC, which has ministered to the Kansas City metropolitan area for 43 years. Our desire is to see that same commitment for Christian radio to continue in the future,” Calvary President James Clark said. “We feel confident that Northwestern College will serve as the right vehicle to proclaim the good news to Kansas City in message and song for years ahead.”
Northwestern College has been expanding its outreach through its Northwestern Media program. The college has AM and FM stations in Duluth, Minn., Des Moines and Waterloo, Iowa, Fargo, N.D., Sioux Falls, S.D. and Madison, Wis.