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Allan Weiner buys WHRI
« on: August 14, 2020, 1542 UTC »
Family Broadcasting Corporation is selling shortwave Christian “World Harvest Radio” WHRI Furman SC to Allan Weiner for $1.25 million. Weiner also owns shortwave Talk “The Planet” WBCQ Monticello ME as well as Talk/Rock 780 WXME/98.3 W252DW and Classic Country “Kixx 94.7” WBCQ-FM Monticello.

https://radioinsight.com/headlines/195902/station-sales-week-of-8-14/
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Re: Allan Weiner buys WHRI
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2020, 1553 UTC »


Would have thought WRMI would have been first on the docket with the amount of time Mr. & Mrs. Weiner are in Florida.  ;)
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Re: Allan Weiner buys WHRI
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2020, 1745 UTC »
It is good to see the dying radio market still holding some interest.
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Re: Allan Weiner buys WHRI
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2020, 0448 UTC »
Nice to see Weiner's going to keep it on the air. Some ministries are running into financial difficulty with Covid-19, and I wonder if it's the same with the former owners.

I wonder how long any of these domestic SW stations will remain on the air, though.
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Re: Allan Weiner buys WHRI
« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2020, 0726 UTC »
Allen keeps surprising me with his ambition, always something bigger since RNI was on MTV back in the days. I wonder what he plans to put on it?

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Re: Allan Weiner buys WHRI
« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2020, 1033 UTC »

KBear -

I listened to the final few minutes of Angela and Allen Weiner World Wide at 0055 utc, 5 Sep and he talked about the ongoing dealings to acquire WHRI, including to praise their staff.  I think he summed up intended programming for the former WHRI frequencies by saying...."we will continue to spread HIS word." Also in the final few minutes, he complained mightily about electric rates in Maine, perhaps a hint that the WBCQ operation will be heading south?
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Re: Allan Weiner buys WHRI
« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2020, 1930 UTC »
Well now, he does spend a lot of time in Florida, so there could be something to a Southern move. Guess we'll wait and see. Isn't his current wife from there?
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Re: Allan Weiner buys WHRI
« Reply #7 on: September 05, 2020, 1933 UTC »
Also mentioned in final five minutes of broadcast was that Angela was originally from Canada, when a caller phoned in from Toronto.

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Re: Allan Weiner buys WHRI
« Reply #8 on: September 06, 2020, 0154 UTC »
"...I think he summed up intended programming for the former WHRI frequencies by saying...."we will continue to spread HIS word." Also in the final few minutes, he complained mightily about electric rates in Maine, perhaps a hint that the WBCQ operation will be heading south?

Sadly it's about the only format left that is self sustaining...that or conspiracy talk.

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Re: Allan Weiner buys WHRI
« Reply #9 on: September 09, 2020, 0200 UTC »
Religious broadcasts are OK overseas, when you hear them in foreign languages with native language singing and the like.

I've tuned into some of the World's Last Chance broadcasts, and some of the bumper music (symphonic) is OK. The broadcasts themselves sound like they were produced in the UK. Not your typical US flamethrower preachin' stuff.
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