Beethoven Logo from KFUO Website

Beethoven Logo from KFUO Website

The St. Louis Post Dispatch is reporting that the LCMS sold KFUO for $18 million. See the details here. “Stay tuned” to BJS for further details and commentary.

About Pastor Tim Rossow

Rev. Dr. Timothy Rossow is the Director of Development for Lutherans in Africa. He served Bethany Lutheran Church in Naperville, IL as the Sr. Pastor for 22 years (1994-2016) and was Sr. Pastor of Emmanuel Lutheran in Dearborn, MI prior to that. He is the founder of Brothers of John the Steadfast but handed off the Sr. Editor position to Rev. Joshua Scheer in 2015. He currently resides in Ocean Shores WA with his wife Phyllis. He regularly teaches in Africa. He also paints watercolors, reads philosophy and golfs. He is currently represented in two art galleries in the Pacific Northwest. His M Div is from Concordia, St. Louis and he has an MA in philosophy from St. Louis University and a D Min from Concordia, Fort Wayne.


KFUO FM Sold — 56 Comments


    The LCMS used to have a top-notch video production studio. It was so high-end that the local tv stations would outsource some of their work to the LCMS studios.

    The decision was made to close down the video production studios. What happened to all the high tech equipment?

    The director of Synod’s communication services SOLD THE EQUIPMENT FOR PENNIES ON THE DOLLAR — including a good number of items TO HIMSELF.

    The deal being done to KFUO isn’t new. It’s been done before.

    There’s A LOT that members of the LCMS don’t know . . . and can’t possibly realize if they haven’t been on the “inside.”

  2. @Anonymous #41

    > Ironically, the ELCA produces a weekly program called “Sing for Joy” with more explicit Gospel content.

    KFUO FM broadcasts Sing For Joy and Joy both

  3. @Just Sayin’ #43

    > It’s an FM radio station playing classic music with little to zero Christian witness.
    It is an FM station reaching only the St. Louis metro area.

    – One of two total in the area that broadcast live Lutheran services every Sunday morning.
    – STL metro: 2.8 million people
    – Signal coverage: more than 10,000 square miles
    – Excellent Internet feed; worldwide audience
    – HD digital signal is part of the 99.1 MHz broadcast. Provides FREE digital delivery to cars.

  4. The last day of KFUO-FM, after 62 years, will be July 6.

    Joy FM will begin at 7 am on July 7.

    In recent days, Joy has promoted Benny Hinn on its website.

    Should the transmitters in Affton, MO fail, Joy FM will physically radiate from a backup transmitter located on the St. Louis seminary grounds.

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