Relevant Radio dropping Catholic Answers Live on Jan. 1

Catholic Answers could not come to an agreement with Relevant Radio, which sought exclusive broadcast and branding rights for the top-rated Catholic radio show in the U.S.

As of January 1, 2018, radio stations owned by Relevant Radio® will no longer carry Catholic Answers Live, for years the top-rated Catholic radio show in the U.S. In 2017, Relevant Radio merged with the West Coast-based Immaculate Heart Radio, a network that had carried the two-hour call-in show live 3-5 p.m. Pacific Time. Catholic Answers, which for twenty years has produced … [Read more...]

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

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 … [Read more...]

Archbishop Gomez launches new Hispanic Catholic radio station

Celebration at cathedral included mass and blessing of the radio station

The following is an October 9 Angelus article: On Oct. 1, Archbishop José H. Gomez flipped the switch to launch El Sembrador (ESNE) Radio in Los Angeles at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. The celebration included a Mass and blessing of the station at noon, followed by a reception at the Cathedral Plaza Ballrooms. The expansion of El Sembrador Radio to Los Angeles … [Read more...]

Immaculate Heart expands coverage from San Diego into Orange County

One-hour original show to come from Christ Cathedral tower

The following comes from a Jan. 9 story in the Orange County Register. Catholics will start getting spiritual replenishment over the airwaves when the Orange County diocese flips the switch on its own radio station at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday [Jan. 13]…. Initially, most of the content for KCEO will be from Immaculate Heart Radio, a Catholic network in the western U.S., with the … [Read more...]

Catholic station to double its wattage

KCEO coming on as strong as the Chargers

The following comes from an Oct. 16 story in the San Diego Reader. Pro sports figures have long been major players in San Diego radio. John Lynch was a Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker before getting into radio management and launching San Diego’s first sports and modern rock stations (Mighty 690 and 91X). After selling the Padres for a reported $800 million, John Moores … [Read more...]