Northwestern College Acquires KLJC

Calvary Bible College announced today that they have entered into a purchase agreement for Northwestern College in St. Paul, Minnesota, to acquire KLJC-FM. KLJC-FM, a 100,000 watt non-commercial station, has been providing Christian programming to Kansas City since it signed on in 1970. Brokered by Greg Guy of Patrick Communications, the transaction requires Federal Communications Commission approval which is expected later this spring.

Several factors influenced the decision to sell. While listenership has increased, financial support for KLJC as well as student interest in broadcast ministry have been on the decline for several years. Due to the age of the current transmitter a very costly replacement would soon be necessary. Over the last several years, KLJC has become less of a recruitment tool for potential students.

Dr. James Clark, President of Calvary Bible College, states: “Music and biblical teaching have been the trademark of KLJC, which has ministered to the Kansas City metropolitan area for 43 years. Over the years, the college has also trained more than 200 men and women, who are in Christian radio today, through a major degree program in Christian Broadcasting. Our desire is to see that same commitment for Christian radio to continue in the future. 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.”

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