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CUC Board Rescinds License Sale

By Celeste Ryan Blyden

The Columbia Union College Board of Trustees (CUCBOT) has voted to
rescind the action to enter into negotiations to sell their radio
station license.

“The motivation to rescind came from church leaders and members
throughout the Columbia Union who requested that we address the issues
facing the college before liquidating any assets,” said Dave Weigley,
president of the Columbia Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists and
chair of the CUCBOT.

He said the vote does not mean that the college would never sell assets,
but board members, church leaders, constituents, and church governing
bodies across the Mid-Atlantic United States believed it was important
to meet and look at the enrollment, financial, and maintenance issues
facing their college before taking further steps.

“Board members and church leaders alike expressed their desire to
strengthen the college and continue our radio ministry, both of which
add value to the Adventist Church and the community we serve in the
nation’s capital and beyond,” Weigley explained. In addition, he said
they would continue to call on members who want to help both ministries

The CUCBOT also elected a new board to oversee the college’s radio
station, WGTS, which uses the license to broadcast a contemporary
Christian music format. The newly elected board, which mainly includes
members of the CUCBOT, will work to maximize the station's ministry