Relevant Radio and Immaculate Heart Radio complete merger

Final FCC approval means Catholic radio programs will be broadcast from over 120 AM and FM radio stations in 39 states, reaching 133 million listeners and up to 60 percent of U.S. Catholics

Bishop Thomas Olmstead welcomes Doug Sherman and Immaculate Heart Radio to Phoenix, 2009

Relevant Radio and Immaculate Heart Radio have announced the completion of their merger. The organization’s legal name is now Immaculate Heart Media, Inc. broadcasting as Relevant Radio. The merger (officially announced on Oct.13, 2016) received final approval by the Federal Communications Commission on May 24 and all station licenses have been transferred to Immaculate Heart Media, Inc., a Wisconsin non-stock, non-profit corporation.

“We give thanks to God, Our Lady, St. Joseph, our extraordinarily generous and faithful supporters, and our very hard-working employees who have made this merger possible,” said Father Francis J. Hoffman, the executive director/CEO.

The organizations share a history of prayerful, humble beginnings and news of the merger has received the enthusiastic support across the country, according to a press release.

As a result of this union, Relevant Radio will broadcast Catholic radio programs over 120 AM and FM radio stations and translators in 39 states, reaching 133 million listeners and up to 60 percent of U.S. Catholics.

The new network operates 24/7 in 20 of the top 50 media markets,* including the four largest markets: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and San Francisco. Additionally, programs are live-streamed and available on podcast through multiple internet platforms including websites, mobile apps and social media portals.

Full story at Angelus.

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  1. Thank You God for this tremendous blessing!!

  2. Maybe we can go back to having the radio station here in the San Francisco area like it was before last year?

    Everything was geared to the converts! We cradle Catholics had many of our favorites taken away and replaced with the ‘newbies’.

  3. Anne T. says:

    Cradle Catholics should have a good amount of the programs, after all converts got their ideas from cradle Catholics. Archbishop Sheen, St. Thomas More, along with the Apostle Thomas had a whole lot to do with my conversion. Nevertheless most everyone, including the Apostle Thomas and St. Paul, are converts in a certain sense, Thomas by actually seeing the resurrected Christ and Paul by being knocked off his horse. (Laughter.) It seems the Lord uses any method it takes.

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