Reception Index
By Richard Bruce BA, MA, and PhC in Economics
Former Instructor St. John's University, New York City

Catholic Radio Stations on the Internet

There are a number of Catholic radio services that can be heard through the Internet. They only require about 15 thousand bits of information a second so you should be able to hear them over a 56k modem. If you have broadband then there really is no problem at all. Here are four Catholic services. They have many of the same programs, but some of the programs are different so it is worth it to know about all of them. As far as I know all of these are loyal to the magisterium, more below on this.

EWTN Radio Schedule - Listen Live to EWTN
EWTN is the trusted source of orthodox programming run by Mother Angelica, a cloistered nun broadcasting from Alabama. She is the central figure in Catholic media in America, perhaps the world.

Relevant Radio is another faithful source of Cathoic teaching on the Internet. Here is the link. Relevant Radio is from the northern Midwest, and seems to be more oriented toward talk shows hosted by lay people. The name suggests that they will be helping lay people live out a Catholic life.

The Relevant Radio web site received an excellent for fidelity from the Catholic Culture web site. The CatholiCity web site gave it a link which means they passed their investigation also.

Ave Maria Radio is another Catholic radio service, KLUX
This is an "easy listening" station owned by a Catholic diocese in Texas. I have read that this is the most popular Catholic station in the nation, but it is light on Catholic content. "Easy listening" means it has mostly instrumental version of popular songs from the last several decades. There are short Catholic messages sprinkled in with the songs.

An important Catholic pointed to this station as an alternative to the type of programming on our local station, which mostly ran EWTN back then and now runs Relevant Radio. I noted the listener comments of KLUK contained no stories of conversions, vocations to the priesthood or religious life, and no stories of changed lives. For KLUX evangelism consists of telling people who want to join the Catholic church to contact their local parish.

Here is my contact information.

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