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July 2019
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(REFERENCE COPY - Not for submission)Noncommercial Broadcast Stations Biennial Ownership Report (FCC Form 323-E)

File Number:
0000163576
Submit Date:
2021-10-13
FRN:
0001663806
Purpose:
Noncommercial Broadcast Stations Biennial Ownership Report
Status:
Submitted
Status Date:
10/13/2021
Filing Status:
Active

Section I - General Information

1. Respondent

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FRN Entity Name

0001663806

Rio Grande Bible Institute, Inc.

Street Address City (and Country if non U.S. address) State ("NA" if non-U.S. address) Zip Code Phone Email

4300 S Business 281

Edinburg

TX

78539

+1 (956) 380-8100

tvangorkom@riogrande.edu

2. Contact Representative

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Name Organization

Tom Van Gorkom

Rio Grande Bible Institute, Inc.

Street Address City (and Country if non U.S. address) State Zip Code Phone Email

4300 S Business 281

Edinburg

TX

78539

+1 (956) 380-8100

tvangorkom@riogrande.edu

3. Application Filing Fee

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Not Applicable

4. Control of Respondent

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(a) Provide the following information about the Respondent:

Relationship to stations/permits

Licensee

Is the Respondent's governing board (or other governing entity) directly or indirectly under the control of another entity?

No

(b) Provide the following information about this report:
Purpose Biennial
"As of" date 10/01/2021

When filing a biennial ownership report or validating and resubmitting a prior biennial ownership report, this date must be Oct. 1 of the year in which this report is filed.

5. Licensee(s) and Station(s)

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Respondent is filing this report to cover the following Licensee(s) and station(s):
Licensee/Permittee Name FRN
Rio Grande Bible Institute, Inc. 0001663806
Fac. ID No. Call Sign City State Service
24816 KRIO-FM ROMA TX FM
36650 KESO SOUTH PADRE ISLAND TX FM
56477 KRIO MCALLEN TX AM
56478 KOIR EDINBURG TX FM

Section II – Biennial Ownership Information

1. 47 C.F.R. Section 73.3613 Documents

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Licensee Respondents that hold authorizations for one or more full power television, AM, and/or FM stations should list all contracts and other instruments set forth in 47 C.F.R. Section 73.3613(a) through (c) for the facility or facilities listed on this report. If the agreement is a network affiliation agreement, check the appropriate box. Otherwise, select “Other.” Non-Licensee Respondents should select “Not Applicable” in response to this question.


Document Information
Description of contract or instrument Articles of Incorporation
Parties to contract or instrument State of Texas
Date of execution 07/1947
Date of expiration No expiration date
Agreement type
(check all that apply)
Other

Agreement Type: Governing Document

Document Information
Description of contract or instrument Constitution and By-Laws (Revised)
Parties to contract or instrument Board and Officers
Date of execution 05/2003
Date of expiration No expiration date
Agreement type
(check all that apply)
Other

Agreement Type: Governing Document

Document Information
Description of contract or instrument Articles of Amendment to the Articles of Incorporation of Rio Grande Bible Institute, Inc.
Parties to contract or instrument State of Texas
Date of execution 06/1980
Date of expiration No expiration date
Agreement type
(check all that apply)
Other

Agreement Type: Governing Document

Document Information
Description of contract or instrument Articles of Amendment to the Articles of Incorporation of Rio Grande Bible Institute, Inc.
Parties to contract or instrument State of Texas
Date of execution 11/1968
Date of expiration No expiration date
Agreement type
(check all that apply)
Other

Agreement Type: Governing Document

Document Information
Description of contract or instrument Articles of Amendment to Articles of Incorporation of Rio Grande Bible Institute, Inc.
Parties to contract or instrument State of Texas
Date of execution 08/1991
Date of expiration No expiration date
Agreement type
(check all that apply)
Other

Agreement Type: Governing Document

2. Ownership Interests

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(a) Ownership Interests. This Question requires Respondents to enter detailed information about ownership interests by generating a series of subforms. Answer each question on each subform. The first subform listing should be for the Respondent itself. If the Respondent is not a natural person, also list each of the officers, members of the governing board (or other governing entity), stockholders, and any other persons or entities with a direct attributable interest in the Respondent pursuant to the standards set forth in 47 C.F.R. Section 73.3555. (A “direct” interest is one that is not held through any intervening companies or entities.) List each interest holder with a direct attributable interest in the Respondent separately.


Leave the percentage of total assets (Equity Debt Plus) field blank for an interest holder unless that interest holder has an attributable interest in the Respondent solely on the basis of the Commission’s Equity Debt Plus attribution standard, 47 C.F.R. Section 73.3555, Note 2(i).


In the case of vertical or indirect ownership structures, list only those interests in the Respondent that also represent an attributable interest in the Licensee(s) for which the report is being submitted.


Entities that are part of an organizational structure that includes holding companies or other forms of indirect ownership must file separate ownership reports. In such a structure do not report, or file a separate report for, any interest holder that does not have an attributable interest in the Licensee(s) for which the report is being submitted.


Please see the Instructions for further detail concerning interests that must be reported in response to this question.


The Respondent must provide an FCC Registration Number for each interest holder reported in response to this question. Please see the Instructions for detailed information and guidance concerning this requirement.


Ownership Information
FRN 0001663806
Entity Name Rio Grande Bible Institute, Inc.
Address PO Box
Street 1 4300 S Business 281
Street 2
City Edinburg
State ("NA" if non-U.S. address) TX
Zip/Postal Code 78539
Country (if non-U.S. address) United States
Listing Type

Respondent

Positional Interests
(check all that apply)

Respondent
Tribal Nation or Tribal Entity

Interest holder is not a Tribal nation or Tribal entity

Interest Percentages
(enter percentage values from 0.0 to 100.0)
Voting 0.0%
Equity 0.0%
Total assets (Equity Debt Plus) 0.0%
Does interest holder have an attributable interest in one or more broadcast stations that do not appear on this report?

No

Ownership Information
FRN 9990121148
Name Lawrence Windle
Address PO Box
Street 1 4300 S US Highway 281
Street 2
City Edinburg
State ("NA" if non-U.S. address) TX
Zip/Postal Code 78539
Country (if non-U.S. address) United States
Listing Type

Other Interest Holder

Positional Interests
(check all that apply)

Officer
Principal Profession or Occupation Bible Institute President
By Whom Appointed or Elected Board of Directors
Citizenship, Gender, Ethnicity, and Race Information (Natural Persons Only)
Citizenship US
Gender

Male

Ethnicity

Not Hispanic or Latino

Race White
Interest Percentages
(enter percentage values from 0.0 to 100.0)
Voting 0.0%
Equity 0.0%
Total assets (Equity Debt Plus) 0.0%
Does interest holder have an attributable interest in one or more broadcast stations that do not appear on this report?

No

Ownership Information
FRN 9990136854
Name Rick Varnum
Address PO Box 160
Street 1
Street 2
City Wibaux
State ("NA" if non-U.S. address) MT
Zip/Postal Code 59353
Country (if non-U.S. address) United States
Listing Type

Other Interest Holder

Positional Interests
(check all that apply)

Member of Governing Board (or other governing entity)
Principal Profession or Occupation Pastor
By Whom Appointed or Elected Board of Directors
Citizenship, Gender, Ethnicity, and Race Information (Natural Persons Only)
Citizenship US
Gender

Male

Ethnicity

Not Hispanic or Latino

Race White
Interest Percentages
(enter percentage values from 0.0 to 100.0)
Voting 7.7%
Equity 0.0%
Total assets (Equity Debt Plus) 0.0%
Does interest holder have an attributable interest in one or more broadcast stations that do not appear on this report?

No

Ownership Information
FRN 9990120938
Name Marty Von
Address PO Box 451182
Street 1
Street 2
City Atlanta
State ("NA" if non-U.S. address) GA
Zip/Postal Code 31145
Country (if non-U.S. address) United States
Listing Type

Other Interest Holder

Positional Interests
(check all that apply)

Member of Governing Board (or other governing entity)
Principal Profession or Occupation Conference Speaker
By Whom Appointed or Elected Board of Directors
Citizenship, Gender, Ethnicity, and Race Information (Natural Persons Only)
Citizenship US
Gender

Male

Ethnicity

Not Hispanic or Latino

Race White
Interest Percentages
(enter percentage values from 0.0 to 100.0)
Voting 7.7%
Equity 0.0%
Total assets (Equity Debt Plus) 0.0%
Does interest holder have an attributable interest in one or more broadcast stations that do not appear on this report?

Yes

Ownership Information
FRN 9990136853
Name Steve Pelphrey
Address PO Box
Street 1 2816 Village Lake Rd
Street 2
City Norman
State ("NA" if non-U.S. address) OK
Zip/Postal Code 73069
Country (if non-U.S. address) United States
Listing Type

Other Interest Holder

Positional Interests
(check all that apply)

Member of Governing Board (or other governing entity)
Principal Profession or Occupation Retired
By Whom Appointed or Elected Board of Directors
Citizenship, Gender, Ethnicity, and Race Information (Natural Persons Only)
Citizenship US
Gender

Male

Ethnicity

Not Hispanic or Latino

Race White
Interest Percentages
(enter percentage values from 0.0 to 100.0)
Voting 7.7%
Equity 0.0%
Total assets (Equity Debt Plus) 0.0%
Does interest holder have an attributable interest in one or more broadcast stations that do not appear on this report?

No

Ownership Information
FRN 9990143825
Name Robert Munne
Address PO Box
Street 1 2225 14th Avenue W
Street 2 Apt 202
City Palmetto
State ("NA" if non-U.S. address) FL
Zip/Postal Code 34221
Country (if non-U.S. address) United States
Listing Type

Other Interest Holder

Positional Interests
(check all that apply)

Member of Governing Board (or other governing entity)
Principal Profession or Occupation Teacher
By Whom Appointed or Elected Board of Directors
Citizenship, Gender, Ethnicity, and Race Information (Natural Persons Only)
Citizenship US
Gender

Male

Ethnicity

Hispanic or Latino

Race White
Interest Percentages
(enter percentage values from 0.0 to 100.0)
Voting 7.7%
Equity 0.0%
Total assets (Equity Debt Plus) 0.0%
Does interest holder have an attributable interest in one or more broadcast stations that do not appear on this report?

No

Ownership Information
FRN 9990136851
Name Bob Kerr
Address PO Box
Street 1 1346 N Cesar Chavez Rd
Street 2 Lot 826
City Alamo
State ("NA" if non-U.S. address) TX
Zip/Postal Code 78516
Country (if non-U.S. address) United States
Listing Type

Other Interest Holder

Positional Interests
(check all that apply)

Member of Governing Board (or other governing entity)
Principal Profession or Occupation Missionary
By Whom Appointed or Elected Board of Directors
Citizenship, Gender, Ethnicity, and Race Information (Natural Persons Only)
Citizenship US
Gender

Male

Ethnicity

Not Hispanic or Latino

Race White
Interest Percentages
(enter percentage values from 0.0 to 100.0)
Voting 7.7%
Equity 0.0%
Total assets (Equity Debt Plus) 0.0%
Does interest holder have an attributable interest in one or more broadcast stations that do not appear on this report?

Yes

Ownership Information
FRN 9990120932
Name Kenny Faires, Jr.
Address PO Box
Street 1 7828 E. Mile 17 1/2
Street 2
City Edinburg
State ("NA" if non-U.S. address) TX
Zip/Postal Code 78542
Country (if non-U.S. address) United States
Listing Type

Other Interest Holder

Positional Interests
(check all that apply)

Member of Governing Board (or other governing entity)
Principal Profession or Occupation Self-Employed Business Owner
By Whom Appointed or Elected Board of Directors
Citizenship, Gender, Ethnicity, and Race Information (Natural Persons Only)
Citizenship US
Gender

Male

Ethnicity

Not Hispanic or Latino

Race White
Interest Percentages
(enter percentage values from 0.0 to 100.0)
Voting 7.7%
Equity 0.0%
Total assets (Equity Debt Plus) 0.0%
Does interest holder have an attributable interest in one or more broadcast stations that do not appear on this report?

No

Ownership Information
FRN 9990120931
Name Larry Dick
Address PO Box
Street 1 3020 Mandalay Grove #2
Street 2
City Colorado Springs
State ("NA" if non-U.S. address) CO
Zip/Postal Code 80917
Country (if non-U.S. address) United States
Listing Type

Other Interest Holder

Positional Interests
(check all that apply)

Member of Governing Board (or other governing entity)
Principal Profession or Occupation Retired
By Whom Appointed or Elected Board of Directors
Citizenship, Gender, Ethnicity, and Race Information (Natural Persons Only)
Citizenship US
Gender

Male

Ethnicity

Not Hispanic or Latino

Race White
Interest Percentages
(enter percentage values from 0.0 to 100.0)
Voting 7.7%
Equity 0.0%
Total assets (Equity Debt Plus) 0.0%
Does interest holder have an attributable interest in one or more broadcast stations that do not appear on this report?

No

Ownership Information
FRN 9990120929
Name Elwood Chipchase
Address PO Box
Street 1 311 Fox Ridge Drive
Street 2 #106
City Raymore
State ("NA" if non-U.S. address) MO
Zip/Postal Code 64083
Country (if non-U.S. address) United States
Listing Type

Other Interest Holder

Positional Interests
(check all that apply)

Member of Governing Board (or other governing entity)
Principal Profession or Occupation Retired
By Whom Appointed or Elected Board of Directors
Citizenship, Gender, Ethnicity, and Race Information (Natural Persons Only)
Citizenship US
Gender

Male

Ethnicity

Not Hispanic or Latino

Race White
Interest Percentages
(enter percentage values from 0.0 to 100.0)
Voting 7.7%
Equity 0.0%
Total assets (Equity Debt Plus) 0.0%
Does interest holder have an attributable interest in one or more broadcast stations that do not appear on this report?

No

Ownership Information
FRN 9990120939
Name Edwin Wallan
Address PO Box
Street 1 8130 Coleman Street
Street 2
City Mission
Province/Region British Colombia
Zip/Postal Code V2V 6R6
Country (if non-U.S. address) Canada
Listing Type

Other Interest Holder

Positional Interests
(check all that apply)

Member of Governing Board (or other governing entity)
Principal Profession or Occupation Pastor
By Whom Appointed or Elected Board of Directors
Citizenship, Gender, Ethnicity, and Race Information (Natural Persons Only)
Citizenship US
Gender

Male

Ethnicity

Not Hispanic or Latino

Race White
Interest Percentages
(enter percentage values from 0.0 to 100.0)
Voting 7.7%
Equity 0.0%
Total assets (Equity Debt Plus) 0.0%
Does interest holder have an attributable interest in one or more broadcast stations that do not appear on this report?

No

Ownership Information
FRN 9990120928
Name William Cashion
Address PO Box
Street 1 232 Watercourse Way
Street 2
City Greer
State ("NA" if non-U.S. address) SC
Zip/Postal Code 29651
Country (if non-U.S. address) United States
Listing Type

Other Interest Holder

Positional Interests
(check all that apply)

Member of Governing Board (or other governing entity)
Principal Profession or Occupation Retired
By Whom Appointed or Elected Board of Directors
Citizenship, Gender, Ethnicity, and Race Information (Natural Persons Only)
Citizenship US
Gender

Male

Ethnicity

Not Hispanic or Latino

Race White
Interest Percentages
(enter percentage values from 0.0 to 100.0)
Voting 7.7%
Equity 0.0%
Total assets (Equity Debt Plus) 0.0%
Does interest holder have an attributable interest in one or more broadcast stations that do not appear on this report?

No

Ownership Information
FRN 9990120926
Name Abiel Ake
Address PO Box
Street 1 1401 N. 4th Avenue
Street 2
City Edinburg
State ("NA" if non-U.S. address) TX
Zip/Postal Code 78541
Country (if non-U.S. address) United States
Listing Type

Other Interest Holder

Positional Interests
(check all that apply)

Member of Governing Board (or other governing entity)
Principal Profession or Occupation Pastor
By Whom Appointed or Elected Board of Directors
Citizenship, Gender, Ethnicity, and Race Information (Natural Persons Only)
Citizenship US
Gender

Male

Ethnicity

Hispanic or Latino

Race White
Interest Percentages
(enter percentage values from 0.0 to 100.0)
Voting 7.7%
Equity 0.0%
Total assets (Equity Debt Plus) 0.0%
Does interest holder have an attributable interest in one or more broadcast stations that do not appear on this report?

No

Ownership Information
FRN 9990143937
Name Richard Bargas
Address PO Box
Street 1 4244 Springside Drive
Street 2
City Hudsonville
State ("NA" if non-U.S. address) MI
Zip/Postal Code 49426
Country (if non-U.S. address) United States
Listing Type

Other Interest Holder

Positional Interests
(check all that apply)

Member of Governing Board (or other governing entity)
Principal Profession or Occupation Executive Director
By Whom Appointed or Elected Board of Directors
Citizenship, Gender, Ethnicity, and Race Information (Natural Persons Only)
Citizenship US
Gender

Male

Ethnicity

Not Hispanic or Latino

Race White
Interest Percentages
(enter percentage values from 0.0 to 100.0)
Voting 7.7%
Equity 0.0%
Total assets (Equity Debt Plus) 0.0%
Does interest holder have an attributable interest in one or more broadcast stations that do not appear on this report?

No

Ownership Information
FRN 9990143938
Name Jon Brower
Address PO Box
Street 1 1346 N Cesar Chavez Rd
Street 2 Lot 1302
City Alamo
State ("NA" if non-U.S. address) TX
Zip/Postal Code 78516
Country (if non-U.S. address) United States
Listing Type

Other Interest Holder

Positional Interests
(check all that apply)

Member of Governing Board (or other governing entity)
Principal Profession or Occupation Retired
By Whom Appointed or Elected Board of Directors
Citizenship, Gender, Ethnicity, and Race Information (Natural Persons Only)
Citizenship US
Gender

Male

Ethnicity

Not Hispanic or Latino

Race White
Interest Percentages
(enter percentage values from 0.0 to 100.0)
Voting 7.7%
Equity 0.0%
Total assets (Equity Debt Plus) 0.0%
Does interest holder have an attributable interest in one or more broadcast stations that do not appear on this report?

No

(b) Respondent certifies that any interests, including equity, financial, or voting interests, not reported in this filing are non-attributable.
If "No," submit as an exhibit an explanation.

Yes

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(c) Is Respondent seeking an attribution exemption for any officer or director with duties wholly unrelated to the Licensee(s)?

If "Yes," complete the information in the required fields and submit an Exhibit fully describing that individual’s duties and responsibilities, and explaining why that individual should not be attributed an interest.

No

3. Organizational Chart (Licensees Only)

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Attach a flowchart or similar document showing the Licensee’s vertical ownership structure including the Licensee and all entities that have attributable interests in the Licensee. Licensees with a single parent entity may provide a brief explanatory textual Exhibit in lieu of a flowchart or similar document. Licensees without parent entities should so indicate in a textual Exhibit.


Non-Licensee Respondents should select “N/A” in response to this question.


Licensee has no parent entity.


Section III - Certification

Certification

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Section Question Response
Authorized Party to Sign

WILLFUL FALSE STATEMENTS ON THIS FORM ARE PUNISHABLE BY FINE AND/OR IMPRISONMENT (U.S. CODE, TITLE 18, SECTION 1001), AND/OR REVOCATION OF ANY STATION LICENSE --OR CONSTRUCTION PERMIT (U.S. CODE, TITLE 47, SECTION 312(a)(1)), AND/OR FORFEITURE (U.S. CODE, TITLE 47, SECTION 503).

Certification I certify that I have examined this report and that to the best of my knowledge and belief, all statements in this report are true, correct and complete.

Official Title: President

Exact Legal Title or Name of Respondent: Rio Grande Bible Institute, Inc.

Name: Lawrence Windle

Phone: 9563808100


10/13/2021