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!

READ MORE

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.>

READ MORE

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.

READ MORE

Testimonials

Catholic radio changes lives and the stories and testimonies that our listeners send in prove it!

Your voice matters!  Please consider sharing your story of how Catholic radio has made a difference in your life!

READ MORE

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:


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) and 92.9 FM W225AR (began August 29, 2012)

2010: iCatholicRadio. Free 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)

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)

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.

“The Catechism of the Catholic Church, which I approved 25 June last and the publication of which I today order by virtue of my Apostolic Authority, is a statement of the Church’s faith and of Catholic doctrine, attested to or illumined by Sacred Scripture, the Apostolic Tradition and the Church’s Magisterium.

I declare it to be a sure norm for teaching the faith and thus a valid and legitimate instrument for ecclesial communion.May it serve the renewal to which the Holy Spirit ceaselessly calls the Church of God, the Body of Christ, on her pilgrimage to the undiminished light of the Kingdom!”

– St. John Paul II | 10/11/92 ~ Apostolic Constitution – Fidei Depositum

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.

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, 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.

Your voice matters…

How has Catholic radio changed your life?

  • If you do not wish to reveal your identity, please write "anonymous".
  • Please provide us with your city and state.
  • Please provide us with your email if you would like to be notified when your testimonial will be used.
    Check all that apply.
  • If you would like to send as a picture that accompanies your story, you may do so, but it is not required.
  • How has listening to Catholic Radio changed your life?
“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 your still a Catholic…through listening to it (The Station of the Cross) and through all the different speakers and programs that are on it, gave me 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 leaded 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 Magesterium”

“It helps to know that others out there are having the same questions and struggles especially in terms of defending our faith…”

“For me it all started when I suffered a loss about ten years ago, I experienced a great loss of my mother who died very suddenly. I had no chance to say goodbye and I couldn’t get through the devastation, it lasted for weeks. There was no comfort from friends or family their words meant nothing…then one day I followed a car out of the parking lot with a message on their bumper, it was a bumper sticker that read tune in to The Station of the Cross. I did that and I heard a familiar voice, it was Fr. Rick Poblocki the young inspiring pastor who came to the hospital and gave my mother her last rites…This was the beginning of a long journey I needed the religious education to guide me on my journey back to the Church”

“We left the Eucharist and we left the Sacraments…The Station of the Cross has been so instrumental in helping my husband and I and our family to really understand the Catholic faith…We’re just so happy to be back in the Catholic Church”

“a few years ago I was in the process of becoming a Catholic, I was a Catholic wanna-be, and I can’t always get a hold of people that can give me the right education, I needed something to fill me during the day…”