The Spirit is Moving in Fort Wayne – Redeemer Radio Begins Fund Drive

Fort Wayne News Sentinel Reports:

Redeemer Radio, 1450-AM, has launched the public phase of a $900,000 capital campaign that would allow it to fully equip its new studios and to reach a wider audience.

Station officials announced the “Building Faith, Sharing Christ” fund drive Tuesday in conjunction with a visit by Bishop Kevin Rhoades of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend to bless the station’s new studios in an office park at 4618 E. State Blvd., Suite 200, just east of Coliseum Boulevard. The station has been located at 4705 Illinois Road.

The private portion of the capital campaign already has raised $569,000, or 63 percent of the goal, station staff member Patty Becker said in a news release. Rhoades and his predecessor, Bishop John M. D’Arcy, will serve as honorary co-chairs of the fund drive.

Raising the $900,000 will allow the station to:

♦Complete the move to its new, larger location, which provides the space needed for expansion.

♦Develop and air a locally produced weekday program intended to inspire Catholics and non-Catholics in their faith.

♦Add ownership of an FM noncommercial radio station, which will allow Redeemer Radio to broadcast programming to many areas of the diocese currently unable to pick up its AM signal.

♦Pay off the $450,000 remaining on the initial loan used to start the station in January 2006, saving nearly $70,000 a year in principal and interest payments.

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New Bishop Visits as Fort Wayne’s Redeemer Radio Moves to new Larger Studios!

Indiana’s News Center reports:

Today’s rainy weather didn’t stop community members from welcoming Redeemer Radio, a Fort Wayne Catholic radio station, to their new home on East State Blvd. Bishop Kevin Rhoades of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend was there to bless the new facilities.  

In addition, everyone in attendance took part in the worship and toured the new radio station, which is nearly twice as large as the previous location. There was singing, prayer, scripture, and refreshments for those attending the blessing.

“I was so happy to learn we had catholic radio here in the diocese,” says Bishop Rhoades. “It’s a great instrument of communication, especially for me as the Bishop.”

Redeemer Radio is  holding a Family Fun Day at the new studios this Saturday May 15!

Stop by on Saturday, May 15th from 11am – 2pm! This Family Fun Day is part of our introduction to our new studios and there will be FREE games, food and drinks, along with tours of the new studios. Kids will be invited to “cut a promo” in our beautiful new state-of-the-art facility!

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Kresta in the Fort!

Talk Show Host AL KRESTA will be speaking this Monday 11/9 night at St. John the Baptist at 7:30 pm. 

Kresta will be speaking on “the 4 clubs” used most often  to beat up on the Catholic Church—and he will give you four “killer questions”  to put to anyone swingin’ those clubs. 

Kresta, a former Protestant Pastor turned Catholic Media KrestaMissionary and Founder of the Ave Maria Radio Network, will also broadcast LIVE from the Redeemer Radio studio on Monday, November 9 between 4 and 6 pm on Redeemer Radio, Catholic Radio, AM 1450 .
Fort Wayne’s St. John the Baptist Church
4525 Arlington Avenue
on Monday, November 9
at 7:30 pm 

Redeemer Radio April Newsletter

Redeemer Radio in Fort Wayne’s April 2009 Newsletter announces the “Thy Will be Done” Spring Sharathon – April 22-24. The Sharathon will feature a lineup of Fort Wayne area Parish Priests!  The website will soon have a lineup posted. Be sure to listen for your favorite priest!

Executive Director – Redeemer Radio Fort Wayne

Redeemer Radio in Fort Wayne is looking for an Executive Director:

Fort Wayne’s own Catholic Radio Station, Redeemer Radio, is searching for a talented Executive Director to lead and manage our ministry. This position is responsible for the day-to-day operations, programming, staff development, financial management, marketing, and fund development for our apostolate.


The ideal candidate will possess a vision that is aligned with our mission and committed to spreading the fullness of the Catholic Faith. An entrepreneurial spirit, with the desire and ability to try new things, to be resourceful and effective, is a critical qualification. Qualified candidates will have excellent interpersonal skills and have familiarity and/or comfort with fund development. If not already established, this position requires the ability to rapidly get connected to our local Catholic community. Leadership experience in the nonprofit arena is beneficial but not required. This is a multi-faceted position and will require a self-starter who has a broad range of skills, is adaptable, and is willing to grow within this role and the organization.



Redeemer Radio Announces New Program Lineup

Redeemer Radio in Fort Wayne has announced it’s new lineup including EWTN’s new morning show Son Rise with Brian Patrick. This program features a live drive-time format with 30-year veteran of TV and radio Brian Patrick.

Johnette Benkovic returns at 11am with Women of Grace.

In conjunction with these changes Redeemer Radio is also discontinuing its affiliation with Relevant Radio.

Redeemer Radio Launches New Website

Redeemer Radio in Fort Wayne has launched an updated website:  Redeemer Radio WLYV broadcasts at 1450AM in Fort Wayne. Redeemer Radio airs programming from EWTN, Relevant Radio as well as local programming. The station also broadcasts football and basketball games from the University of Notre Dame as well as local high school sports. Streaming audio is available on their website as well as the ability to make donations securely online.

Help Redeemer Radio 1450AM in Fort Wayne Find an Executive Director

Redeemer Radio in Fort Wayne is looking for an executive director and you can help! Pass the word that Redeemer Radio is searching for a talented Executive Director to lead and manage this ministry. This position is responsible for the day-to-day operations, programming, staff development, financial management, marketing, and fund development for the apostolate. Qualified candidates will not only share Redeemer Radio’s mission, but also be resourceful and have excellent interpersonal skills. Leadership experience in the non-profit arena and familiarity with fund development would be beneficial. Please contact Redeemer Radio at

New Local Programming on Redeemer Radio 1450AM Fort Wayne

Redeemer Radio’s Very Own Programming:  Saturday Mornings at 9am.

  • June 7:   Faithworks:  Host Dr. Matthew Bunson speaks with Michael LaCorte, Executive Director of the World Apostolate of Fatima, about the Icon of Kazan and this year’s triumphant return of the Pilgrim Virgin Statue to Russia .
  • June 14: Faithworks:  with Host Dr. Matthew Bunson. Special guest: Father Clement Machado, of The Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity. An international evangelist based in Rome , Fr. Machado travels five continents with his missionary ministry of Eucharistic healing.   (encore)
  • June 21: Knightlife:  with Host Greg Diss .  Greg speaks with The Grand Knight of the St Vincent DePaul Council, Dana Achor.
  • June 28: Elder Angle:  with host and attorney Otto Bonahoom . Otto’s special guest is Ranelee Melton form the Allen County Council on Aging.

 Readings and Reflections: Weekdays at 11:55am.    

  • June 2-6: Father Larry Tippmann, (retired) Fort Wayne
  • June 9-13: Father Cyril Fernandes, Pastor, St. Patrick’s, Arcola
  • June 16-20: To be announced
  • June 23-27: To be announced

Redeemer Radio Fort Wayne Holds Spring 2008 Sharathon!

Redeemer Radio 1450AM Fort WayneRedeemer Radio 1450AM in Fort Wayne is holding it’s Spring Sharathon April 23-25!  Listen Online or Donate here.


Executive Director / General Manager Redeemer Radio Fort Wayne!

Redeemer Radio in Fort Wayne is looking for an Executive Director/General Manager for their growing regional network of Catholic stations.

Latest Newsletter from Redeemer Radio 1450AM in Fort Wayne!

The latest newsletter from Redeemer Radio in Fort Wayne, IN is here. Redeemer Radio broadcasts on 1450AM in Fort Wayne. Programming includes shows from EWTN, Relevant Radio and Ave Maria Radio as well as locally produced programs. Redeemer Radio also broadcasts local high school sports as well as Football and Basketball games from the University of Notre Dame! The newsletter notes that Patrick Madrid will be coming to St. Vincent’s parish in Fort Wayne on February 9th.

What is Catholic Radio? EWTN-TV Interview With Catholic Radio Pioneers

What is Catholic Radio?  Watch Catholic Radio pioneers discuss their experiences in this EWTN-TV interview

Catholic Radio reaches souls right where they are!  Catholic Radio listeners have said  “God used Catholic Radio to find me… His lost sheep.”  Listen to these listeners tell about their experiences in their own words

More information about the growing phenomenon of Catholic Radio is available from the Catholic Radio Association.


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