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Toven. Photo: screenshot from GFO video.

Engineer for K-LOVE sued for embezzlement

An engineer for K-LOVE and Air1 radio has been accused of embezzlement by a professional radio association.

Shane Toven, a senior broadcast engineer for Educational Media Foundation (EMF) which owns the radio networks, is being sued by The Association of Professional Radio Engineers (APRE) where he served as treasurer. The suit, filed Dec. 8 in California, claims he took more than $100,000 according to Radio World .

“Between 2018 and 2022, Toven misappropriated $108,467.62 of APRE’s money in total,” the suit says.

EMF operates over 1,000 radio signals for K-LOVE and Air1 in cities across the nation with assets of nearly $1 billion and is the country’s largest Christian music network. It confirmed Toven was employed as a radio engineer for the company.

According to the lawsuit, the alleged embezzlement was discovered in late 2022 but Toven repeatedly “did not respond,” when confronted with the discovery.

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The suit also states Toven used the funds to pay off personal debt and for personal purchases.

“Mr. Toven is taking some time away to manage his personal affairs. This matter is unrelated to his employment at EMF,” Bethany Davis, senior vice president of communications, told the ministry watchdog MinistryWatch.

–Metro Voice and MinistryWatch

Photo: Video screenshot via GFQ Network

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