Worship Radio Network has sold WFYB (Fryeburg, ME) to Maine Public Broadcasting.
Network Manager, Bill Thrasher explains: “We decided to sell the station to raise needed monies to invest in new transmitters for two of our other properties operating with equipment built in the 70s. Additionally, one of our larger towers collapsed during an ice storm this past year destroying a $60k antenna system. We are still in the process of raising needed monies to complete the restoration of this tower on Streaked Mountain near Buckfield, Maine.
“The Worship Radio Network serves a beautiful and historic area of our nation, but fundraising for capital improvements in this area (especially Christian organizations) is tough and difficult. Out of the 50 states, Vermont, New Hamsphire and Maine rank at the bottom of charitable giving. When we have big needs we often sale one of our stations or translators to pay for those improvements.
“We offered WFYB to other Christian organizations prior to agreeing to sale to Maine Public Broadcast (classical music) but none accepted our modest offer. The Worship Radio Network will continue to provide Christian radio to the Fryeburg community through our station, WMDR-FM.”