The Toledo Blade reports:
In a field next to a white farmhouse just west of this Putnam County village, a nearly 200-foot radio tower lies in pieces, waiting for the ground to dry out so that a crane can raise it into place.
Once the tower is erected, what’s expected to be the first Catholic radio station in the Diocese of Toledo should be on the air.
Holy Family Radio, with the broadcast frequency 88.9 FM, has the call letters WJTA, for “Jesus The Answer,” Jim Lammers, assistant director, said. The nonprofit station plans to broadcast Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) programming and work in local announcements and live broadcasts of Masses from parishes in the listening area.
While Holy Family Radio may be the first Catholic radio station in the diocese, it won’t be alone for long.
Toledo-based Annunciation Radio is expected to go on the air later this summer, Deacon Michael Learned, president, said. Annunciation Radio plans a second station in Sandusky by the year’s end.
“By the end of the year we’ll have all of the north coast covered with Catholic radio, and, with the Dieterings’ help, we’ll be down in that area too,” Mr. Learned said.
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