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About Our Ministry

 

The Station of the Cross Catholic Radio Network is an apostolate dedicated to proclaiming the fullness of Truth with clarity and charity.

 

We are blessed to receive and faithfully echo the revelation of Jesus Christ that has been authentically handed on over the past 2,000 years by the power of the Holy Spirit through the Magisterium of the Catholic Church that Jesus instituted.

History

 

In the mid-1990s, Jim and Joanne Wright visited the monastery at the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN). Mother Angelica, foundress of EWTN, asked them to go back home to Buffalo and start a Catholic radio apostolate. Jim and Joanne did not have any radio or media experience.

 

After prayerful discernment, The Station of the Cross began with the goal of bringing Catholic radio to Western New York. After overcoming a number of challenges, The Station of the Cross began broadcasting in Buffalo, New York, in 1999. The listening areas have multiplied over the years!

Network Growth Timeline

1999: Buffalo, New York/Southern Ontario, Canada. 101.7 FM WLOF (began August 15, 1999; dedicated to Our Lady of Fatima)

2003: Rochester, New York. 1460 AM WHIC (began July 1, 2003; dedicated to Our Lady’s Holy and Immaculate Conception)

2010: iCatholicRadio. Free Catholic talk application for Android and Apple mobile devices

Boston, Massachusetts. 1060 AM WQOM (began November 1, 2010; dedicated to Our Lady, Queen of Martyrs)

2011: Elmira/Corning, New York. 88.1 FM WMTQ (began February 7, 2011; dedicated to Mary the Queen)

2012: Syracuse/Fleming, New York. 88.7 FM WTMI (began April 30, 2012; dedicated to Mary Immaculate)

W225AR 92.9 FM (began August 29, 2012)

W225AR 92.9 FM translator in Rochester, New York (began October 3, 2012)

2013: Oil City, Pennsylvania. 88.3 FM WQHE (began February 4, 2013; dedicated to Mary, Queen of Heaven and Earth)

2014: Erie, Pennsylvania/Northeast Ohio. 89.5 FM WMIH (began January 24, 2014; dedicated to Mary’s Immaculate Heart) and 92.1 FM W221DI (began December 30, 2014)

2016: Lancaster, New York. 90.7 FM WLGU (began September 16, 2016; dedicated to Our Lady of Guadalupe)

2017: iCatholicMusic. Free Catholic music application for Android and Apple mobile devices

2020: W275ER 99.3 FM translator in Greece, New York (began September 3, 2020)

W203AW 88.5 FM translator in Fredonia, New York (began October 1, 2020)

 

The Station of the Cross Catholic Radio Network broadcasts quality Catholic programming 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Station of the Cross has borne abundant fruit over the years, and we believe that God is not finished with this radio apostolate. We hope to bring Catholic radio to even more markets.

Our Vision

 

The Station of the Cross is a non-for-profit Catholic radio network that exists in order to effectively evangelize through radio programming and community action.

 

We strive to proclaim the Truth revealed in Jesus Christ, handed on by the power of the Holy Spirit, through the Magisterium of the Catholic Church for the past 2,000 years, and now laid out for us in the Catechism.

Why Catholic Radio?

 

Catholic Radio is intimate. It’s people talking to people.

 

Isn’t that how you encourage others in your life? Radio can be much more effective than other forms of media. Hearing the Truth in an intimate setting influences hearts and minds. The message of Truth reaches listeners in a way like no other. With radio you are able to talk to a particular listener; male or female, young or old, high school graduate or retired person. Radio allows you to more efficiently reach people from all walks of life.

Catholic Radio is Effective

Catholic Radio is intimate. It’s people talking to people.

Isn’t that how you encourage others in your life? Radio can be much more effective than other forms of media. Hearing the Truth in an intimate setting influences hearts and minds. The message of Truth reaches listeners in a way like no other.

Catholic Radio is a great demographic targeting vehicle.

With radio you are able to talk to a particular listener; male or female, young or old, high school graduate or retired person. Radio allows you to more efficiently reach people from all walks of life.

Radio is “word of mouth on steroids.”

We’ve all heard people who say their best advertising is “word of mouth.” When was the last time you told ten friends about a good experience you had? We’re all more likely to share bad experiences. After all, it’s human nature to commiserate. But what if you could tell thousands of potential listeners about the good experience surrounding Catholic radio? God is in control and managing the message.

Radio reaches people everywhere.

Radio is played at work, at home, and in cars. People can hear the message of radio in every aspect of their day, without interruption.

In-Car Listening Facts

Arbitron is the ratings firm that surveys and analyzes radio usage. A national Arbitron-sponsored In-Car Study found that more than 80% of 35-64 year-olds say they spend most of their time with radio.

An estimated 83% of Americans commute to work by car​. It remains the #1 location for audio listening.

Testimonials

 

Catholic Radio changes lives and the stories and testimonies that our listeners send in prove it:

 

“I had been like a lot of people of my generation; you fall away after a divorce or a setback in life and then after years you realize you’re still a Catholic…through listening to it (The Station of the Cross) and through all the different speakers and programs that are on it, I was given the courage to go back to confession where you have to start to pick up these broken pieces. …through listening I had the strength and courage to go back to confession after 30 years.”

 

“I had never really told anybody that I had three abortions in the past, and listening to Catholic radio made me seek help and become healed.”

 

“…more and more I decided, “Yeah, this is the one true Church.” So that led me in my conversion in deciding that the Catholic Church was truly home. I must say that Catholic radio helped me to ‘cross the Tiber,’ as they say. I’m thankful to Catholic radio for my conversion and helping me to stay true to the teachings of the Magisterium.”

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