February 29, 2012
EWTN Global Catholic Radio Network
Posted by Connecticut Catholic Corner
EWTN Global Catholic Radio Network Celebrates 20 Years By Launching its 180th Affiliate
Irondale, AL – EWTN Global Catholic Radio Network, whose potential audience in the U.S. alone now tops 130 million people, will celebrate its 20th year in broadcasting by bringing aboard its 180th affiliate.
“And what an affiliate it is!” said EWTN Radio General Manager David Vacheresse. “We would like to express our gratitude to Immaculate Heart Radio as it launches its 26th station, KCEO 1000 AM, on March 7 in San Diego, California. In addition to this new station, IHR currently broadcasts EWTN radio programming throughout California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico and Utah, making them our largest affiliate group.”
IHR President Doug Sherman said this launch is particularly big because San Diego is the 17th largest radio market in the United States.
“It almost goes without saying, but should be repeated often: We are all greatly indebted to Mother Angelica and EWTN,” Sherman said. “We wouldn’t have any of the progress in Catholic radio, if it weren’tfor her faith and determination – and EWTN’s great work!”
EWTN’s 180 radio affiliates are spread across 38 of the 50 U.S. states, and in 19 of the top 35 U.S. radio markets, including San Francisco, Dallas-Ft. Worth, the District of Columbia, Boston, Detroit, Seattle, and now San Diego. EWTN also reaches millions more souls via its worldwide shortwave transmissions, as well as through Radio Católica Mundial, a separate radio network which broadcasts 24-hours-a day in Spanish.
EWTN Global Catholic Network, in its 30th year, is available in over 200 million television households in more than 140 countries and territories. With its direct broadcast satellite television and radio services, AM & FM radio networks, worldwide short-wave radio station, Internet website www.ewtn.com, electronic and print news services, and publishing arm, EWTN is the largest Catholic media network in the world.