Connecting Columbia Union Seventh-day Adventists

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 


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