Randy identified the value of TV’s visual format for stimulating dialogue with viewers and for extending the reach of the Christian message very early. He composed, produced, and distributed one of the very first Christian music videos on secular television in 1981–long before any Christian music videos existed. It was quite challenging to consider entering television in that era and years passed before moving squarely into the world of TV production for national distribution. But Randy’s programs have been distributed on a continuous basis across the nation since 1994.
By the late 1990’s, Randy had also become an LPTV broadcaster. He identified opportunities to continue expanding the reach of inspirational television through the medium of LPTV. Since then, his path forward was firmly established.
Between the years 2000 and 2015, Randy and his family built, licensed, expanded, and acquired LPTV stations across most of the nation. Through their EICB (Excellence in Christian Broadcasting) family of stations, along with their IBN (International Broadcasting Network) station group, they now control more than 60 station network LPTV station licenses and additional broadcast LPTV assets consisting of more than 200 licenses and construction permits. He has maintained distribution of a steady stream of quality inspirational and family-friendly programs offering hope and encouragement to millions of American families through free over-the-air television stations since their first station was turned on. More recently, he began to literally expand his sights to the sky. His new IBN satellite channel will begin feeding all of the stations in our rapidly growing network group in April 2016.