The Northern Kentucky University Board of Regents last month approved the sale of campus radio station WNKU.
The radio station, which began broadcasting in 1985, will be sold to the Bible Broadcasting Corporation for $1.9 million, reported The Northerner, NKU’s independent student news organization. The university also sold WNKE for “$700,000 to Educational Media Foundation, which syndicates Christian programming through Air1 and K-LOVE,” The Northerner also reported.
WNKU was sold due to dwindling state funding and the $1 million subsidy the university expected to pay at the of this year for the station, said university spokesperson Amanda Nageleisen. The station had about 20 full and part-time employees.
WNKU will remain on the air until its sale is approved by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
Citymusic.com organized a rally early Tuesday at the Northern Kentucky University Student Union Hall to decry the sale.
“While the executive session is closed to the public, we hope to send a message to the board before and after the session that the over 3,000 member stakeholders who fund WNKU will not stand idly by while NKU’s Board of Regents determines the fate of our station,” Citymusic.com wrote on Facebook.
Integrity Music partners with the WFX Network to produce two worship training events this year through the label’s WeAreWorship.com platform and featuring Covenant Worship, Travis Ryan and The Worship Society.
The first event, the REACH Conference, will take place May 15-16 at Crossroads Fellowship in Raleigh, NC. It offers four tracks with 50 educational sessions and a sponsor showcase with exhibitors. The purpose of the REACH Conference is to inspire, educate and equip churches with an affordable learning experience that will maximize the reach of their ministries. Information on REACH is available at http://wfxreach.com/raleigh.
The second event, the WFX Conference and Expo, is slated for Oct 10-12 in Dallas, TX. Within this event, a new conference titled The WeAreWorship Conference at WFX 2017 will be launched. The WFX Conference and Expo features over 100 education and training sessions and an exposition floor with 200-plus exhibitors. This event, which is expected to draw attendees representing 800 churches, is designed for church leaders, communicators, tech teams, worship teams and facilities teams. Information for the WFX Conference and Expo is available at http://wfxweb.com/2016/about/when-where.
Both events will feature in-depth worship team and technology training taught by the aforementioned Integrity artists, songwriters and musicians.