September 6, 2019

Catholic Radio Indy celebrates 15 years of sharing the faith

Bob Teipen and Father Douglas Hunter enjoy a table conversation during the 15th anniversary celebration of Catholic Radio Indy on Aug. 27. Teipen founded the company which owns and operates the station while Father Hunter was the keynote speaker at the event. (Submitted photo by Brigid Curtis Ayer)

Bob Teipen and Father Douglas Hunter enjoy a table conversation during the 15th anniversary celebration of Catholic Radio Indy on Aug. 27. Teipen founded the company which owns and operates the station while Father Hunter was the keynote speaker at the event. (Submitted photo by Brigid Curtis Ayer)

Criterion staff report

Bob Teipen remembers the reaction he received when he first had the idea of developing a Catholic radio station in central Indiana.

“I was told by some radio pros that I was nuts,” Teipen said. “Well, I’m happy to report that after 15 years of listening to Catholic Radio, my sanity has been restored.”

Teipen shared those comments during the 15th anniversary celebration of Catholic Radio Indy, which broadcasts a variety of programs proclaiming the faith. About 250 people attended the dinner at the Northside Events and Social Club in Indianapolis on August 27, including Archbishop Charles C. Thompson and Bishop Timothy L. Doherty of the Lafayette Diocese. (Related story: As a Colts’ chaplain, Father Douglas Hunter focuses on players’ lives and their faith)

Teipen described the anniversary as “a special milestone.”

“We know of quite a number of converts to the faith and at least five young men who have entered the seminary partly because of things they have heard on Catholic Radio Indy,” said Teipen, founder and chairman of Inter Mirifica, Inc., which owns and operates Catholic Radio Indy.

“Our programming has affected many people in many ways.”

During remarks in which he thanked listeners, benefactors and underwriters, Teipen also shared the numerous ways to listen to Catholic Radio Indy programming, beyond its three locations on the FM dial: 89.1 in Indianapolis, 90.9 in Noblesville, Ind., and 98.3 in Anderson, Ind.

Additional ways to listen include:

  • Indianapolis area residents can purchase a Small Miracle Radio that is specifically tuned to 89.1 FM. The radios cost $35 and can be purchased at the following Indianapolis locations: The Celtic Cross Catholic Gift Shop, 1512 W. 86th St.; Krieg Brothers Religious Supply, 3152 N. Pennsylvania St.; and The Village Dove, 6935 Lake Plaza Dr., Suite B3.
     
  • The Audio Now service allows listeners to hear our programming through a cell phone without using data, and is free for those who have a plan with unlimited minutes—a great way to listen in the car from anywhere cell coverage is available. Just dial 641-552-2881 or 605-562-9822. Occasionally an automated message is played providing a different phone number to call. Write down the new number, or push “1” on your phone to receive a text with the new number. Use the new number from that time forward.
     
  • Listeners with Amazon’s Alexa device (available on Amazon for about $50) can say, “Alexa, play Catholic Radio Indy.”
     
  • Catholic Radio programming is available via livestream at CatholicRadioIndy.org.
     
  • Download the free “Catholic Radio Indy” phone app from your phone’s App Store.
     
  • Free podcasts of local programs can be downloaded at CatholicRadioIndy.org.

 

 

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