APPALACHIAN EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATION CORP

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Issues: Arts & Culture, Religion

Location: 340 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Ste 100 Bristol TN 37620 USA

Mission: The mission of AECC is to further educate the peoples in its service areas and provide facilitation of the dissemination of a rather unique Christian world view, collect tithes and monetary gifts from listeners, and then use this money to finance the purchase of 501(c)(3) AECC owned non-profit radio stations for Kenneth C. Hill's own private and for-profit Information Communications Corporation, d.b.a. WPWT 870 AM.

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Appalachian Educational Communication Coporation (a.k.a WHCB 91.5 FM) owns a 49% ownership share of AECC President Kenneth C. Hill's for-profit Information Communications Corporation. AECC floated AECC President Hill a $250,000 loan to Hill's private, for-profit Information Communications Corporation thereby allowing Hill's ICC to purchase several formerly non-profit AECC radio stations... How would you like to be able to purchase radio stations for your own for-profit business valued at one-quarter of a million dollars with only $1,000 down and tithes to Jesus bankrolling (via WHCB) the other $249,000? The Bristol, Tennessee based 501(c)(3) Appalachian Educational Communication Corporation (d.b.a. WHCB 91.5 FM & The Cameo Theatre) sold WHGG & WABN AM radio stations to AECC President Kenneth C. Hill's for-profit Information Communications Corporation for $250,000 with only $1,000 that is right, one thousand dollars - cash down - thank you, Je$u$! Kenneth C. Hill - radio evangelist and father of Rep. Matthew Hill (Jonesborough)--- was elected in 2006 as the Tennessee Republican State Executive Committeeman, District 2 of both Sullivan County and Johnson County. Rep. Matthew Hill was listed within the 2003 IRS Form 990 "Return of Organization Exempt From Income Tax" filed by Appalachian Educational Communication Corporation as a 40 hour per week AECC "Key Employee" compensated at $36,125 during the AECC 2003 tax year: Broadcasting & Cable Changing Hands http://broadcastingcable.com/article/CA376545 By BIA Financial Networks -- Broadcasting & Cable, 1/26/2004 WABN(AM) Abingdon (Johnson City-Kingsport-Bristol), Va. PRICE:$50,000 BUYER: Appalachian Educational Communication Corp.(Kenneth C. Hill, president); owns five other stations, including WHGG(AM), WPWT(AM) and WHCB-FM Johnson City-Kingsport-Bristol, Tenn. SELLER: Abingdon Church of the Nazarene (Dickie Kegley, director) FACILITIES: 1230 kHz, 1 kW FORMAT: Oldies/AC *** Broadcasting & Cable Deals http://broadcastingcable.com/article/CA629781 By BIA Financial Networks -- Broadcasting & Cable, 1/9/2006 WHGG(AM) Kingsport, Tenn., and WABN(AM) Abingdon, Va. PRICE:$250,000 BUYER: Information Communications Corp.(Kenneth Hill, president/general manager); owns one other station, WPWT(AM) Johnson City-Kingsport-Bristol, Tenn. SELLER: Appalachian Educational Communication Corp.(Kenneth C. Hill, president/general manager) FACILITIES: WHGG(AM): 1090 kHz, 10 kW; WABN(AM): 1230 kHz, 1 kW FORMAT: WHGG(AM): Christian Contemporary; WABN(AM): Oldies COMMENT: ICC will have the right to rent studio and transmitter/antenna space for WHGG and WABN from AECC at, respectively,$500 and $1,500 per month. AECC is 49% owner and Kenneth Hill 51% owner of ICC. *** Broadcasting & Cable Deals http://broadcastingcable.com/article/CA632119 By BIA Financial Networks -- Broadcasting & Cable, 4/3/2006 WHGG(AM) Kingsport, Tenn., WABN(AM) Abingdon, Va. PRICE:$250,000 BUYER: Information Communications Corp.(Kenneth Hill, president/general manager); owns one other station, WPWT(AM) Johnson City-Kingsport-Bristol SELLER: Appalachian Educational Communication Corp.(Kenneth C. Hill, president/gm) FACILITIES: WHGG(AM): 1090 kHz, 10 kW; WABN(AM): 1230 kHz, 1 kW FORMAT: WHGG(AM): Christian Contemporary; WABN(AM): Oldies *** Radio Business Report http://www.rbr.com/epaper/issue210-05-ofd.html Volume 22, Issue 210, Monday October 26th, 2005 Transactions 250K WHGG-AM & WABN-AM Johnson City-Bristol-Kingsport (Kingsport TN, Abingdon VA) from Appalachian Educational Communication Corporation (Guy Tilley, VP) to Information Communications Corporation (Kenneth C. Hill, pres). 1K deposit, 249K note. Buyer and seller are noncommercial.

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Appalachian Educational Communication Corporation (a.k.a WHCB 91.5 FM) owns a 49% ownership share of AECC President Kenneth C. Hill's for-profit Information Communications Corporation.

AECC floated AECC President Hill a $250,000 loan to Hill's private, for-profit Information Communications Corporation thereby allowing Hill's ICC to purchase several formerly non-profit AECC radio stations...

How would you like to be able to purchase radio stations for your own for-profit business valued at one-quarter of a million dollars with only $1,000 down and tithes to Jesus bankrolling (via WHCB) the other $249,000?

The Bristol, Tennessee based 501(c)(3) Appalachian Educational Communication Corporation (d.b.a. WHCB 91.5 FM & The Cameo Theatre) sold WHGG & WABN AM radio stations to AECC President Kenneth C. Hill's for-profit Information Communications Corporation for $250,000 with only $1,000 that is right, one thousand dollars - cash down - thank you, Je$u$!

Kenneth C. Hill - radio evangelist and father of Rep. Matthew Hill (Jonesborough)--- was elected in 2006 as the Tennessee Republican State Executive Committeeman, District 2 of both Sullivan County and Johnson County. Rep. Matthew Hill was listed within the 2003 IRS Form 990 "Return of Organization Exempt From Income Tax" filed by Appalachian Educational Communication Corporation as a 40 hour per week AECC "Key Employee" compensated at $36,125 during the AECC 2003 tax year.

Broadcasting & Cable Changing Hands
http://broadcastingcable.com/article/CA376545
By BIA Financial Networks -- Broadcasting & Cable, 1/26/2004
WABN(AM) Abingdon (Johnson City-Kingsport-Bristol), Va.
PRICE:$50,000
BUYER: Appalachian Educational Communication Corp.
(Kenneth C. Hill, president); owns five other stations, including WHGG(AM), WPWT(AM) and WHCB-FM Johnson City-Kingsport-Bristol, Tenn.
SELLER: Abingdon Church of the Nazarene (Dickie Kegley, director)
FACILITIES: 1230 kHz, 1 kW
FORMAT: Oldies/AC

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Broadcasting & Cable Deals
http://broadcastingcable.com/article/CA629781
By BIA Financial Networks -- Broadcasting & Cable, 1/9/2006
WHGG(AM) Kingsport, Tenn., and WABN(AM) Abingdon, Va.
PRICE:$250,000
BUYER: Information Communications Corp.
(Kenneth Hill, president/general manager); owns one other station, WPWT(AM) Johnson City-Kingsport-Bristol, Tenn.

SELLER: Appalachian Educational Communication Corp.
(Kenneth C. Hill, president/general manager)

FACILITIES:
WHGG(AM): 1090 kHz, 10 kW;
WABN(AM): 1230 kHz, 1 kW

FORMAT:
WHGG(AM): Christian Contemporary;
WABN(AM): Oldies

COMMENT: ICC will have the right to rent studio and transmitter/antenna space for WHGG and WABN from AECC at, respectively,$500 and $1,500 per month. AECC is 49% owner and Kenneth Hill 51% owner of ICC.

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Broadcasting & Cable Deals
http://broadcastingcable.com/article/CA632119
By BIA Financial Networks -- Broadcasting & Cable, 4/3/2006
WHGG(AM) Kingsport, Tenn., WABN(AM) Abingdon, Va.
PRICE:$250,000
BUYER: Information Communications Corp.
(Kenneth Hill, president/general manager); owns one other station, WPWT(AM) Johnson City-Kingsport-Bristol.

SELLER: Appalachian Educational Communication Corp.
(Kenneth C. Hill, president/gm)

FACILITIES:
WHGG(AM): 1090 kHz, 10 kW;
WABN(AM): 1230 kHz, 1 kW

FORMAT:
WHGG(AM): Christian Contemporary;
WABN(AM): Oldies

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Radio Business Report
http://www.rbr.com/epaper/issue210-05-ofd.html
Volume 22, Issue 210, Monday October 26th, 2005
Transactions 250K
WHGG-AM & WABN-AM Johnson City-Bristol-Kingsport (Kingsport TN, Abingdon VA) from Appalachian Educational Communication Corporation (Guy Tilley, VP) to Information Communications Corporation (Kenneth C. Hill, pres). 1K deposit, 249K note. Buyer and seller are noncommercial.

"Agreement to Purchase WHGG and WABN" https://licensing.fcc.gov/cdbs/CDBS_Attachment/getattachment.jsp?appn=101087518&qnum=5110©num=1&exhcnum=1