Like David vs. Goliath, Rick Wiles is a citizen reporter who decided to take on the Big News Media.
with a $7,500 donation in May 1999 to launch the first radio program, Rick’s faith in God
and steadfast determination has overseen the growth and development of TruNews into
an internationally recognized source of credible news and information in a world where nothing
seems to make sense anymore. Rick’s professional career was in media marketing and
advertising sales. Throughout his early years, God’s hand silently guided him to be in employed
in the latest new media. While in his early 20’s, Rick’s first media job was
with a new FM radio station in the days when AM was still king.
In 1980, he blazed a path as a pioneer in local cable television advertising when CNN and
ESPN were new start-up channels on cable TV. As a sales manager, he launched one
of the first cable advertising interconnects in the nation. He was hired in 1984 by the
Broadcasting Network as the first National Cable Marketing Manager
for the new CBN Cable
Network which later became the Family Channel. In 1995,
Paul F. Crouch hired Rick as the
Marketing Director for Trinity Broadcasting
Network where Rick repositioned the TBN
brand inside the cable industry —
and played an important role in negotiating the early
contracts to launch
TBN on DirectTV, DISH, and the former PrimeStar DBS systems.
from TBN in September 1998 after receiving a dramatic call from God to full–time ministry.