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Trinity Buys WRBJ from Roberts Broadcasting

Trinity Broadcasting Network has purchased the Jackson, MS CW affiliate, WRBJ from Roberts Broadcasting.

Trinity will use the station to broadcast its Christian programming.  “We know that the Greater Jackson, Mississippi region will welcome the Trinity programming,” Steve Roberts, president of Roberts Broadcasting said in a statement released by Media Venture Partners, who represented Roberts Broadcasting in the sale.

WRBJ was one of the four Roberts stations that filed for bankruptcy last year.

CBS Money Watch reports the sale is pending approval from a St. Louis bankruptcy judge.

[Broadcasting & Cable]

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Roberts Broadcasting Files For Bankruptcy

Four stations owned by Roberts Broadcasting — WRBU in St. Louis, WZRB in Columbia, SC, WRBJ in Jackson and WAZE in Evansville, IN — have filed for bankruptcy.

All four stations were previously affiliated with the UPN network, which merged with The WB in 2006 to become the CW. WRZB, WRBJ and WAZE remain CW-affiliates; WRBU is a MyNetworkTV-affiliate.

In a statement, Roberts president Steven Roberts said UPN folded shortly after the stations began broadcasting, “which threw off all of our business plans.”

“Fortunately, those problems are behind us and the stations are beginning to become profitable,” Roberts said. “It was difficult make the decision to file these cases, but the provisions of Chapter 11 will allow us to deal with the old debts, preserve the jobs of about 50 employees and continue to service these communities.”