May 10, 2013

Evangelization Supplement

Three full-time, one part-time Catholic radio stations available within archdiocese

Within the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, there are three full-time and one part-time Catholic radio stations. All of the stations broadcast Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) programming.

The EWTN lineup includes news shows, call-in programs, apologetics (from the Greek word apologia, meaning “to defend or explain”), Bible studies and many other formats, as well as daily Mass, the rosary and Divine Mercy Chaplet.

The full-time stations also provide a limited amount of locally produced shows.
 

89.1 FM WSPM—Indianapolis and Cloverdale—Operated by the non-profit Inter Mirifica, Inc. the station covers Indianapolis and areas west of the city. Inter Mirifica, Inc. has been leasing the station, but will own it by the end of the year. It also operates 90.9 FM WSQM in Noblesville in the Diocese of Lafayette, and hopes to start a new station soon near Kokomo. The stations are funded by listener support, underwriters and fundraisers. To learn more or to listen online, log on to www.catholicradioindy.org.
 

89.9 FM WOMB—With Our Mother Blest Radio, Ellettsville—An EWTN affiliate and part of the AirMaria Catholic Radio Network, the station is owned by Mary’s Children Inc. with volunteer staffing provided by the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate. The friars are building a new studio on the grounds of Mother of the Redeemer Retreat Center, where their friary is located, just west of Bloomington, and they soon hope to increase the amount of locally produced content broadcast on the station. The broadcast area includes Ellettsville, Bloomington and Spencer. To learn more about this station and the Air Maria network, log on to www.airmaria.com.
 

99.1 FM WHOJ—Terre Haute—An affiliate of Covenant Network, it is broadcast out of St. Patrick Parish in Terre Haute and covers a portion of the northwestern area of the archdiocese. The station is funded by Covenant Network. To learn more about this station and the Covenant Network, log on to www.covenantnet.net.
 

105.5 FM WQRK and 1340 AM WBIW—Bedford—These stations provide discounted airtime for one hour of Catholic programming a week per station. The stations cover a large area in the central southern portion of the state. WQRK airs Catholic programming from 7-8 a.m. Sunday morning, and WBIW has Catholic programming from 9:30-10:30 a.m. on Sunday morning. WQRK also broadcasts Christmas Eve Mass. The Catholic programming is funded by advertising.
 

There are also two full-time Catholic stations in Ohio and Kentucky that can be heard in portions of the archdiocese—89.5 FM WHSS in Hamilton, Ohio, 740 AM WNOP in Cincinnati, and 1040 AM WLCR in Louisville. †

 

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