Wills & Estates

Completing your will is one of the most important things you can do for yourself and your family. Whether you are writing a will for the first time or revisiting an existing one, you may be surprised at how easy it is to provide for your family – and bring the Good News of God’s love to over 400,000 weekly listeners to The Light FM.

A Will is a legally-binding document that ensures your wishes are carried out as you intend and that your loved ones are cared for. Without a will, the state makes all major decisions, including how your assets will be distributed following your death.

You will need to identify an executor, or personal representative, who will carry out the wishes of your estate. The executor is named in your will. Additionally, since a will is a legal document, we always suggest working with a trusted attorney in your state.

Through your Last Will and Testament, you may designate planned gifts to The Light FM (Blue Ridge Broadcasting, Inc.) to help others hear about the source of hope, joy and peace, Jesus Christ.  Including BRB in your will or living trust allows you to make a future gift while maintaining control over your assets during your lifetime. Sample language is below. You may designate your gift as a fixed dollar amount, a percentage of the total estate or a percentage of the residual estate.

Sample Bequest Language

Fixed Dollar Amount:
I give to Blue Ridge Broadcasting (home of The Light FM), located in Asheville, NC, the sum of $_______ to be used for its general operating support.

Percentage of Estate Language:
I give _____% of my estate to Blue Ridge Broadcasting (home of The Light FM), located in Asheville, NC, to be used for its general operating support.

Residual Bequest Language:
After all your estate expenses and specific bequests have been distributed, the remaining or residual funds are given to BRB.

I give and devise to Blue Ridge Broadcasting (home of The Light FM), located in Asheville, NC, all (or a stated percentage) of the rest, residue and remainder of my estate, both real and personal, to be used for its general operating support.

Contingent Bequest Language:
You may designate BRB as a contingent beneficiary if one or more of your specific bequest wishes cannot be fulfilled.

If (insert name) is not living at the time of my demise, I give and devise to Blue Ridge Broadcasting (home of The Light FM) located in Asheville, NC, the sum of $_________ (or all or a percentage of the residue of my estate) to be used for its general operating support.

Include this paragraph with your specific bequest language:
Blue Ridge Broadcasting, home of The Light FM, (BRB) is a nonprofit organization and is qualified for tax exemption under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Blue Ridge Broadcasting’s tax identification number is 56-0750258.

Listing BRB as a beneficiary of a financial account, retirement asset or life insurance policy requires the following information:

Legal Name: Blue Ridge Broadcasting Corporation (BRB) 

Tax identification number: 56-0750258

Physical Address: 3 Porters Cove Road, Asheville, NC 28805

Contact number: 1-800-330-9648 or 1-828-285-8477

We suggest contacting an attorney to prepare a will that reflects your express wishes. Contact the Donor Ministry team to confidentially answer any questions you may have, with no obligation on your part.

Email Donor Ministries Team at: donor-ministries@brb.org

Beneficiary Designations

Naming The Light FM (Blue Ridge Broadcasting) as a beneficiary on any of your financial accounts is a straightforward way to make a future planned gift – without changing your Last Will and Testament. You may contact your bank, broker or retirement account administrator and request Transfer-on-Death (TOD) or Payable-On-Death (POD) forms to designate BRB as a beneficiary.

“Payable on Death” or “Transfer on Death” accounts remain in your ownership and control while you are living. You may make additions or withdrawals from the account and may cancel or change the named beneficiary. At your death, remaining assets would simply be transferred to BRB.


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Blue Ridge Broadcasting Corporation

Blue Ridge Broadcasting Corporation is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Blue Ridge Broadcasting Corporation

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 159
Black Mountain, NC 28711

Street Address
3 Porters Cove Road
Asheville, NC 28805

Blue Ridge Broadcasting Corporation

STUDIO LINE: (800) 293-1069
TOLL FREE: (800) 330-9648
BUSINESS: (828) 285-8477
FAX: (828) 298-0117
EMAIL: thankyou@brb.org