Skip to comments.EWTN Radio Network Celebrates 20 Years on Air (thanks to a Dutch Businessman)
Posted on 05/05/2012 6:16:17 PM PDT by NJ_Dutchman
EWTN Global Catholic Radio Network marked a huge milestone on March 7 to celebrate its 20th year on the air: It added its 180th affiliate when Bishop Cirilo Flores of San Diego flipped the switch to launch KCEO 1000 AM.
On hand for the festivities were San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers, his wife, Tiffany, and attorney Charles LiMandri, the co-chairpersons who helped raise the funds for this new station.
The occasion included another milestone, too. This affiliate also is Immaculate Heart Radios 26th station that broadcasts EWTN radio programming throughout California, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico and Utah. Immaculate is EWTNs largest affiliate group.
This is a great event to expand in San Diego, said Immaculates president, Douglas Sherman. The station reaches almost 4 million people, and a million of these are Catholic. That we can reach that many people full time has huge significance in our service to the Church.
Right after San Diegos launch, seven more stations, from Delaware to Texas, have either started airing or will air within 45 days, bring the total of EWTN affiliates to 187.
Sherman said the radio groups partnership with EWTN goes back 17 years, when he and son Branigan visited Mother Angelica to obtain her permission to put EWTN (shortwave) programming on an AM/FM station they wanted to start in the Lake Tahoe/Reno, Nev., area.
We were the first in the country to sign a contract with EWTN to provide 24-hour programming, Sherman noted. Ave Maria beat us to get on the air in fall 1996, and we started Jan. 2, 1997.
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I love EWTN.
Amen!! I use to Listen on shortwave On long Island, N.Y. We never could get it on regular radio. Before I retired from Driving I would get EWTN RADIO on Sirius too. Still on Sirius.
Now it's on the internet. In three years on Srius listening to Catholic Answers I learned so much about the Catholic theology.
**(thanks to a Dutch Businessman)**
AND Mother Angelica!
Sirius Radio and EWTN radio News - what is the station number for Sirius radio? I have it in my new Toyota Camry, and would like to tune in to it.
Thanks for your help!
Hi Gum- I. Just looked it up. You have Channel 130 is EWTN . Also next to it you have 129 The Catholic Channel. They also. Have other Christian channels next to them . God Bless!! Praise Jesus
YES, that goes without saying!