540AM Status Update: On The Air And Everywhere
May 3, 2019
It has been an exciting three months since Catholic 540-AM • Divine Mercy Radio first went on the air. Thank you for listening as well as for your prayers and continued donations.
In addition to broadcasting programs from EWTN Global Catholic Radio Network, Ave Maria Radio and Relevant Radio, Catholic 540-AM has been preparing for the upcoming Ignited By Truth Catholic Conference in Raleigh on April 6th. We are a media sponsor of the event and you may have heard some of our messages about the event on our air. Please stop by our Divine Mercy Radio table if you are at IBT AND pick up one of our new Catholic 540-AM • Divine Mercy Radio magnetic bumper stickers!
If we miss you at the show or if you have any questions, you can always contact us at email@example.com
On-Air Pledge Results
The goal of the first On-Air pledge drive for Catholic 540-AM was $31,800 and we received one time donations and pledges totaling over $29,000!
Several priests stopped in to help out as our On-Air guests including Msgr. Doug Reed, Fr. Ian Van Heusen, and Fr. Philip Tighe on Tuesday, Fr. Bill John and Msgr. Jeffrey Ingham on Wednesday. Other On-Air guests were Bruce Huffine, Martha Fernandez-Sardina (seen on EWTN's series "Mary, Queen of Heaven"), Patti Shanley, Ellen White, Brittany Makely, David Williams, John Dornan (Diocesan Director of Communications) Luci Pereira-Pasarin, and Eileen Leamy. The On-Air host for the entire 3 days was Peter K. O'Connell.
Many thanks to the amazing volunteers who helped out answering phones, running errands, shipping gifts, and cheering along the guests.
We were blessed to have several donors agree to pledge monthly gifts for 5 years!!! This is a huge help as we are trying to pay down our loan before the payment balloons after the 5th year.
Divine Mercy Radio
343 E. Six Forks Road, Suite 160
Raleigh, NC 27609.
Finally, if you own a local business or know someone who does, please let them know about the Catholic 540-AM • Divine Mercy Radio Underwriting program. We feature :30 second announcements on our air about our Business Underwriters. Underwriting helps companies promote their products and services while also raising critical money for our station’s operations. Underwriting support may be tax deductible. To learn more about Underwriting, click here.
As always, please pray for us and God bless you. Thanks!!!
Welcome to Catholic 540AM • Divine Mercy Radio
Divine Mercy Radio is a lay apostolate dedicated to sharing the truth, beauty, love and joy of the Catholic faith through the medium of radio in North Carolina. Divine Mercy Radio broadcasts 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, through LIVE internet streaming here at CATHOLIC540AM.ORG.
Click on the LISTEN button above and join us!
Our goal to expand our broadcast area in North Carolina over AM radio became a reality on February 4, 2019. WETC-AM now reaches a potential audience of over 3 million people in Eastern and Central North Carolina!
Your continued donations are critical for the daily operating costs of this listener supported station to deliver the word of God to a vast majority of North Carolina! We could not do this without YOU. See the map below for a picture of our radio broadcast area!
Click here to see the many ways to donate. We need you now! God bless you for your generosity!
After moving to Wake Forest from Long Island a few years ago, I began to sense that the Lord was calling me to apply to the seminary to discern the priesthood. However, I was afraid to heed His call. I was comfortable working as a teacher and I didn’t want my life to change. However, Jesus was persistent and would keep calling me for the next six years. I would listen to Divine Mercy Radio every day while driving to work and I kept hearing stories about the priesthood and listeners speaking about their own vocational struggles. One day, I heard a young man discussing his decision to apply to the seminary and how happy he was that he did. I knew that I couldn’t run from Jesus any longer. As a seminarian for the Diocese of Raleigh, I am truly grateful for Divine Mercy Radio for giving me the courage to apply to the seminary. May our Lord bless Divine Mercy Radio and may Our Blessed Mother watch over all who listen to this remarkable radio station!