Update 1/1: 101.9 WRBP is currently silent as EMF has closed on the purchase of the station.
Update 12/14: Bernard Radio has begun promoting that “Jamz 101.9” will sign off on Sunday, December 30. EMF will then take over operations of the station on January 1.
Concurrently, Black Talk 1500 WASN will go dark. WASN is the local Youngstown affiliate for Tom Joyner, Michael Baisden, and Al Sharpton. There has been no update on the status of fellow sister Oldies 1330 WGFT.
Original Report 6/13: EMF Broadcasting will soon expand its Christian AC “K-Love” to Youngstown, OH.
The company has acquired Urban “Jamz 101.9” WRBP Hubbard from Bernard Radio for $500,000. Said station operates with 3kW at 100 meters.
Following the sale, Bernard will retain “Oldies 1330” WGFT and Urban Talk 1500 WASN in Youngstown as well as Liberal Talk 1580 WVKO and Spanish Hits “La Mega 103.1” WVKO-FM in the Columbus market.