The station is owned by Columbia Union College Broadcasting, Inc.
According to a July 18, 2007, article in the Washington Times, sources close to the station said that the station would be sold to American Public Media (the parent company of Minnesota Public Radio) to produce a news/talk station similar to KPCC in Los Angeles. Several websites were set up to lobby for the Christian format of WGTS, which would probably be dropped should the station have been sold. It was believed that the offer by American Public Media was for approximately US$20–25 million, and that a $10 million initial offer by the WGTS board of directors to keep the station within Washington Adventist University was rejected. In a change of direction, on September 20, 2007, the college board voted to halt any current discussions of selling WGTS.