Statement issued Monday by Redeemer Radio:
Redeemer Radio, Catholic Radio AM 1450, WLYV, Fort Wayne, announces an agreement with Club 1915, a related organization to the Bryan Ohio Knights of Columbus Council 1915, to provide Catholic Radio to communities in Northwest Ohio and Northeast Indiana. As the owners of WRRO 89.9 FM, Club 1915 President Chris Roberts announced that they have chosen to air Redeemer Radio programming on the station. WRRO-89.9 FM will operate in obedience to His Excellency Kevin C. Rhoades, Bishop of the Fort Wayne-South Bend Diocese, and in obedience to His Excellency Leonard P. Blair, Bishop of the Diocese of Toledo, Ohio.
Former Grand Knight and Club 1915 spokesperson Steve St. John said, “The Knights are very pleased to be partnering with Redeemer Radio to bring Catholic radio to Northwest Ohio and Northeast Indiana. As Knights we are called to do acts of charity- -and what better way to show charity than by using radio to reach our friends and neighbors with the truth and beauty of the Catholic faith. Through WRRO, the Bryan Knights look forward to building up the Church and showcasing the priests, the people and the parish programs in our listening area.”
Dave Stevens, Executive Director of Redeemer Radio, emphasized: “Faithful Catholics living in outlying areas just beyond the reach of the Redeemer Radio AM 1450 signal have prayed long and worked hard to bring this new station into being. These people know that changing the station you listen to can change your life. Catholic Radio explains the Catholic faith, fortifies believers, helps parents catechize their children, supports the Priesthood, and encourages the ‘lost’ to come home to the faith. Redeemer Radio is honored to have been selected as the programming source for WRRO-89.9 FM.”
New communities that will soon be reached by WRRO 89.9 FM Redeemer Radio include in Indiana: Angola, Fremont, Clear Lake, Hamilton, Waterloo, Butler and Northeastern Auburn. Communities in Northwest Ohio that will soon receive WRRO include: Bryan, Montpelier, Blakeslee, Edgerton, Archbold, and Hicksville. It’s expected that WRRO will begin broadcasting by the end of 2011 or early 2012.
Redeemer Radio programming carries national and international news from the Catholic perspective, call-in programs on faith and family life, the daily Mass, the Rosary, “Readings and Reflections” as recorded by local priests in the diocese, while explaining, teaching and evangelizing about the Catholic Faith. It also provides live coverage of special events in the local Catholic Community, including priestly ordinations and events from local Catholic Schools and Parishes. In addition Redeemer Radio broadcasts Bishop Dwenger, Bishop Luers and University of Saint Francis football and basketball and CYO football. More information can be found at: www.RedeemerRadio.com.