July 8, 2014 - Redeemer Radio is proud to announce the debut of Redeemer Mornings, airing weekday mornings from 6 to 8 a.m. on 106.3 FM in the greater Fort Wayne area, and 89.9 FM in Angola/Bryan. “We are really excited about Redeemer Mornings, bringing you information about being Catholic, and about living the joy of the faith,” said Deacon Jim Tighe, Host of Redeemer Mornings.
Daily features of the morning show include national and international Catholic news, Saint of the Day, and Readings and Reflections from priests/deacons of the Diocese or visiting clergy. Guest interviews cover a variety of topics from local events, projects, and ministries to catechesis and personal faith witness. Redeemer Radio listeners will have local news from Peter Kileen, local weather from Meteorologist Jennifer Narramore, and hear all the good news going on around the Diocese of Fort Wayne-SouthBend.
“We’re blessed to have Deacon Jim, Andrea Allphin, and the entire team presenting a first class morning show,” said Dave Stevens, Redeemer Radio’s Executive Director. “In years past listeners might have tuned to other stations to get some of those services in the morning, but now it’s all presented with Deacon Jim Tighe's comfortable style with over 30 years of radio experience,” said Stevens.
Redeemer Mornings brings a Catholic morning broadcast to Redeemer Radio listeners that will quickly become part of a morning routine. Coffee, conversation and catechesis in a fun, joy-filled manner, you won't even mind the traffic during the morning drive! Redeemer Mornings encourages area Catholics to live their faith by bringing them information and Catholic programming with a conversational, friendly flavor to help you build a Catholic day. Print Ready Press Release >
June 3, 2014 - Redeemer Radio a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization, began broadcasting on 106.3 FM Monday morning June 2nd. In acquiring 106.3 FM as part of an asset exchange agreement with Adams Radio Group, Redeemer Radio will also program AM 1450 through the end of June.
Redeemer Radio on 106.3 FM will potentially reach 30 - 40% more northeastern Indiana listerners from Angola to Decatur, Huntington to Warsaw and throughout the greater Fort Wayne area. Read more about the Switch to FM here >
June 2014 - Redeemer Radio will be broadcasting Deacon Zachary Barry's ordination to the priesthood on Saturday, June 7th. Join Deacon Jim Tighe, Fr. Daryl Rybicki and Dr. Matthew Bunson as they bring you coverage from the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.
Deacon Zak's Faithworks interview with Dr. Matthew Bunson will air at 10:30 a.m. followed by Ordination coverage at 10:55 on June 7th.
May 14, 2014 - Redeemer Radio is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement to purchase 95.7 FM, a regional station covering the entire Michiana area. Redeemer is purchasing WAOR, 95.7 FM licensed to Bremen, Indiana from Talking Stick Communications for an undisclosed price. Read the entire press release and view a coverage map here.
May 16, 2014 - Redeemer Radio, AM 1450 WLYV Fort Wayne and 89.9 FM WRRO Edon/Angola, raised $231,900 during its semi-annual Sharathon this week. During the three-day, 36-hour event, the statin received 1,318 pledges from individuals and businesses via phone, mail, and even walk-ins to the station. The funds will help assist with operating expenses for the listener-supported station that serves the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend, as well of the Northwest corner of the Diocese of Toldeo. The Sharathon also makes it possible for listener-supported Redeemer Radio to continue to serve the community by means of Catholic radio and sharing the truth and beauty of the Catholic Faith. Read more about the Sharathon Success
Redeemer Radio is proud to announce the hire of a new staff member. Andrea Allphin is Redeemer Radio's Redeemer Mornings show Producer.
As Morning Show Producer, Andrea will handle the technical operations of the show, help develope programming ideas and schedule guests. In just weeks, Redeemer Mornings with Deacon Jim Tighe will debut. Redeemer Mornings is set to air from 6-8 a.m. Monday through Friday. It will be a live local morning show, premiering on 106.3 FM and 89.9 FM in mid-July. Lean more about Andrea on our Staff Bio page.
Feb 28, 2014 - In a surprising and unique development for the local radio community, Redeemer Radio, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, will receive the gift of an FM radio station in exchange for its AM station. The exchange comes about thanks to the recently announced purchase by Adams Radio Group LLC of two commercial radio groups in Fort Wayne.
To comply with FCC ownership rules, the Adams Group will exchange WHPP 106.3 FM for WLYV AM 1450 on which Redeemer Radio currently broadcasts. Notably, no cash will be exchanged in the transaction between Adams and Redeemer Radio.
Dave Stevens, Executive Director of Redeemer Radio said “This is an incredible opportunity for Redeemer Radio made possible by Adams swapping 106.3 WHPP-FM for AM 1450 WLYV. Because of their generosity, Redeemer Radio will grow even further as we reach thousands of new listeners on the FM dial 24-hours a day. Our local radio ministry will now reach new northeast Indiana listeners from Angola to Decatur, Huntington to Warsaw and throughout the Fort Wayne area. In our eight years of broadcasting on AM 1450, over 6,000 Catholics and non-Catholics, throughout the area, have regularly supported Redeemer Radio allowing us to share the truth and beauty of our faith. Even more listeners will now be welcomed home to our family of faith.”
In the transaction, Adams Radio Group is acquiring FM stations WJFX, WBTU, WXKE and WNHT, and AM stations WLYV and WGL. Calvary Church acquires WGL-FM in an exchange for an FM Translator to Adams as Redeemer receives WHPP-FM for WLYV–AM. The deal is expected to close in approximately 90 days pending FCC approval.
Feb 26, 2014 - Fort Wayne - Redeemer Radio is proud to announce the hiring of a new staff member to our Redeemer Radio Family. Deacon Jim Tighe has joined Redeemer Radio as Morning Show Host and will anchor the station’s upcoming morning show program, set to debut in late spring 2014.
In making the appointment, Dave Stevens, Executive Director, said, “We are thrilled to have Deacon Jim Tighe join our Redeemer Radio team. Jim brings vast radio experience along with a depth of knowledge of the Catholic faith that will be an incredible asset to Redeemer Radio listeners. In addition to Deacon Jim’s unique experience, he possesses a down-to-earth personal warmth and caring, that will be evident to our listeners.”
Deacon Jim graduated from Divine Word College in Epworth, Iowa with a bachelor’s degree in literature with a minor in Philosophy and theology. Tighe comes with over 35 years of radio experience. He started at KNOM in Nome, Alaska. From there he hosted radio programs in various locations including Anchorage and Sacramento, eventually leading him to Fort Wayne. Tighe was the general sales manager and station weather voice for WOWO. He then left the radio business and joined the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend as the Director of the Office of Catechesis. In 2011 he become a deacon and currently serves St. Jude Parish in Fort Wayne under pastor, Fr. Jake Runyon. Tighe is expecting to complete his Master of Arts in Theology through the University of Notre Dame in July of 2015.
Upon starting the position as morning show host, Deacon Jim said, “The opportunity to join the morning show is a perfect meeting place of the talents that God has given me. Through being called to the Diaconate, past radio experience and working with the Diocese, everything has been preparing me for my new role at Redeemer Radio.”
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