To use media to offer hope that helps to change lives through the love of Jesus
- Faith – The foundation of everything we do
- Hope – Offering the message of Jesus to a hurting world
- Love – Loving God by serving others
- To encourage you and your family in your faith
- Never to play or say anything that would embarrass you or your children
- To connect you and your family with opportunities to serve God by serving others
- To be good stewards with our resources
STAR 88.3 is owned by STAR Educational Media Network, a not-for-profit 501c3 entity that was formed in the Spring of 2009. Prior to the sale of the station in October of 2009, STAR 88.3 was owned by the Indiana District-Lutheran Church Missouri Synod for 23 years. They knew the potential for the station’s growth, but also recognized the opportunity to increase support for its missions programs and decided to sell the station. After much prayer and searching, the STAR 88.3 Management Team led by General Manager Melissa Montana seized the opportunity, formed the new company and began the work on buying the station. In June of 2009, an offer was accepted to purchase the station. After FCC approval and other legal matters, the transfer of ownership took place on Friday, October 30, 2009.
Along with the purchase of STAR 88.3, an alliance was formed with Huntington University. Their staff have been greatly influenced by the station, its value, and its mission. When the opportunity came to partner with the station, Huntington University came to the table with people to serve on the board of directors and with financial support to help purchase the station.
In 2010, STAR acquired a full-powered signal in the Angola area (the Lakes) at 91.3 FM with the help of Parkview Health.
In 2015, a full-powered signal in Darke County OH at 88.9 FM was acquired by STAR to go along with our existing network of translator signals in Kendallville, Warsaw, Auburn, and Richmond.
Because of support from listeners like you, STAR 88.3 has been honored with several awards in recent years including the highest national award given to stations in our industry. They include:
Indiana Broadcasters – Cardinal Community Service Award 2018
Indiana Broadcasters – Cardinal Community Service Award 2017
Christian Music Broadcasters – Station of the Year/Medium Market 2017
Christian Music Broadcasters – Station of the Year/Medium Market 2013
Fort Wayne Newspapers Readers Choice – Favorite Station 2012
Fort Wayne Newspapers Readers Choice – Favorite Station 2010
Gospel Music Association – Station of the Year/Small Market 2009
Fort Wayne Newspapers Readers Choice – Favorite Station 2009
Parkview Health and STAR 88.3 share similar goals in a desire to improve the health of the communities we serve. Parkview is the region’s largest employer serving Northeast Indiana with quality health care services through 8 hospitals and a network of primary care and specialty physicians. In the spring of 2010, Parkview saw a unique opportunity to partner with STAR 88.3 financially to expand the station’s coverage in Northern Indiana (at 91.3 FM) and strategically market the hospital’s services in these key areas. Parkview continues to partner with STAR on many ocassions.
STAR Educational Media Network (“STAR”) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with the FCC’s EEO regulations, any organization that distributes information about employment opportunities to job seekers or refers job seekers to employers may request that it be provided notice of STAR job vacancies as they occur.
If your organization would like to be notified of such vacancies, please contact:
8 Martin Luther Drive
Fort Wayne, IN 46825
Each organization that wishes to be given notice of job vacancies must provide its name, mailing address, e-mail address (if applicable), telephone number, and contact person, and identify the category or categories of vacancies of which it requests notice. (An organization may request notice of all vacancies).
Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)
STAR Educational Media Network (“STAR”) is a religious broadcaster as defined by the regulations of the Federal Communications Commission. See 47C.F.R. § 73.2080(c)(1) and Commission’s Broadcast and Cable Equal Employment Opportunity Rules and Policies. As a religious broadcaster, STAR has established a religious qualification for all employee positions. In accordance with the FCC’s rules, STAR makes reasonable, good faith efforts to recruit applicants, without regard to race, color, national origin or gender, among those who are qualified for employment based on their religious belief or affiliation.
STAR Educational Media Network employs less than 5 full time employees. However, when an opening is available, we typically utilize the following recruitment resources:
- On-air announcements
- Advertising in local newspapers and publications
- All Access.com
- Employee referral
- Other industry referrals
- Local job and family services