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.