ST. LOUIS: Bible Broadcasting Network buying KJSL

Charlotte, N.C.-based Christian broadcaster Bible Broadcasting Network will pay $2 million to buy its way into the St. Louis market, All Access reports.

BBN has agreed to buy 5,000-watt Christian talk station KJSL (630 AM) from Crawford Broadcasting, which has owned the station once known as KXOK since 1994.

According to the application submitted to the FCC, KJSL will operate as a satellite of BBN's Charlotte, N.C. flagship station, WYFQ. It's not immediately clear what will happen to the local programs now aired on "Truth Talk 630," but given the information in the filing, it would appear they are not long for the air.

BBN has a limited presence in the Tri-State at present; the network owns two low-power FM translators in Jasper and Washington, Ind.; both operate on 89.7 FM. The purchase of KJSL would expand BBN's reach in this region significantly, as KJSL's website boasts of its vast coverage area: "KJSL radio 'Blasts' the truth to half of Missouri, half of Illinois, with tips of Kentucky and Indiana."

Stay tuned ...


Anonymous said…
After being around Charlotte & Nashville, it seems like this licensee airs mainly very beautiful sacred music...if I recall correctly? I think they are also on 980 in Nashville.

Anonymous said…
Wow...just now read this news of BBN buying Crawford out...after 630am was completely blank for 24 plus hours. I greatly prefer the Crawford programming over the BBN programming. Boo Hoo! I am going to really miss Bob Dutko!
Anonymous said…
I really enjoyed the Crawford Broadcasting lineup on KJSL. I am going to miss it enormously. BBN will not have me as a listener.

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