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Advent with Redeemer Radio

The word Advent means "coming" or "arrival." The focus of the entire season is preparation to celebrate the birth of Jesus the Christ in his First Advent, and the anticipation of the return of Christ the King in his Second Advent. Thus, Advent is far more than simply marking a 2,000 year old event in history. It is celebrating a truth about God, the revelation of God in Christ whereby all of creation might be reconciled to God. That is a process in which we now participate, and the consummation of which we anticipate. Scripture reading for Advent will reflect this emphasis on the Second Advent, including themes of accountability for faithfulness at His coming, judgment on sin, and the hope of eternal life.

Advent is marked by a spirit of expectation, of anticipation, of preparation, of longing. There is a yearning for deliverance from the evils of the world, first expressed by Israelite slaves in Egypt as they cried out from their bitter oppression. It is the cry of those who have experienced the tyranny of injustice in a world under the curse of sin, and yet who have hope of deliverance by a God who has heard the cries of oppressed slaves and brought deliverance!

It is that hope which brings to the world the anticipation of a King who will rule with truth and justice and righteousness over His people and in His creation. It is that hope that once anticipated, and now anticipates anew, the reign of an Anointed One, a Messiah, who will bring peace and justice and righteousness to the world.

For more information about Advent, please see the documents below!

What is Advent?

Advent Calendar

Blessing of a Christmas Tree

Blessing of an Advent Wreath

Feast of St. Nicholas

Gaudete Sunday

New Fall Program Lineup for All Stations

Redeemer MorningsStarting on Tuesday, September 7, Redeemer Radio will have a new program lineup for their three stations (106.3 FM, 95.7 FM & 89.9 FM).

95.7 FM, covering the greater Michiana area, will being hearing Redeemer Mornings during the 6-8 am hour.  Hosted by Deacon Jim Tighe, the show will bring the joy of the faith to listeners with information and tips for living the faith in their daily lives.  Program features will highlight and focus on interviews covering a variety of topics from local events, and Diocesan ministries, to catechesis and personal faith witness.

Morning Glory

All three stations will have back, listener favorite, Catholic Answers Live, to the morning program lineup, which will air from 3 - 5 am.  Following Redeemer Radio’s own local morning show Redeemer Mornings, listeners will hear Morning GloryMorning Glory is a fast-paced, faith-based morning show with Brian Patrick.  The national morning show will be packed with news, sports and interviews filed with the get-up-and-go Catholic spirit listeners need to start their day right. 

Then at 10 am Redeemer Radio listeners will hear a new EWTN program titled Fathers Know Best.  The show will have teachings, and talks from priest favorites: Fr. Larry Richards, Fr. John Riccardo and Fr. Benedict Groeschel.

Called to CommunionThe 2 pm hour will feature a live call-in show titled Called to Communion, with host Dr. David Anders as he talks with non-Catholics and fallen-away Catholics.  Redeemer Radio favorites, Fr. John Riccardo and Fr. Larry Richards will have their individual programs moved to 9 and 10 pm respectively.

Program Lineup

Redeemer Radio Names Luke Cusack as Sales and Development Executive

Luke CusackSOUTH BEND, IN - (Redeemer Radio) Redeemer Radio announced that Luke Cusack has been named Sales and Development Executive for their 95.7 FM coverage area.  Cusack will direct all networking and sales in the greater Michiana market, while developing other fundraising strategies.

Station manager for Redeemer Radio 95.7 FM, Tina Shikoski, expressed “We are thrilled to welcome the newest member of our Redeemer Radio family, Luke Cusack.  The talents, character, and experience that Luke brings to 95.7 FM is a great complement to our growing team.”

Cusack has a background in Natural Resources and Wholesale Building Materials.  He also discerned the priesthood for a year and a half through the Diocese of Grand Rapids and attended Mundelein Seminary, under the leadership of then Father (now Bishop-Elect) Robert Barron. 

“Luke Cusack was a student of mine at Mundelein Seminary.  He is a man of great intelligence, kindness, depth of Spirit, and openness of mind.  He is someone who makes those around him more alive.” expressed Bishop-Elect Barron.  Current Vice Rector for Admissions at Mundelein Seminary, Fr. James Presta, stated, “Luke is a person of character and integrity.  During his years in seminary formation, I found Luke to be a man filled with deep passion and unwavering conviction for his Catholic faith.”

As Sales and Development Executive, Cusack covers the underwriting and advertising sales for the station along with developing other fundraising strategies for the greater Michiana market.   This is the fourth hire to the Redeemer Radio Michiana office in the past 12 months.   

Redeemer Radio Searching for Volunteers

Redeemer Radio wants you! We are looking for volunteers for our upcoming Sharathon on October 27-30 for both our South Bend and Fort Wayne studios.  Volunteers are needed for various jobs and responsibilities during our on-air fundraiser.   

South Bend Volunteer Posistions 
- Food Coordinator
- Daily Food Chair 
- Hostess
- Greeter
- Digital Media (Photos and/or video)
- Clean up

Fort Wayne Volunteer Posistions
- Phone Bank
- eTapestry (donor entry)
- Money Communicator
- Studio Communicator
- Money Runner
- Shift Lead
- Digital Media (Photos and/or video)

If you would like to give of some of your time during Sharathon (October 27-30 7am-7pm) call the studio to sign up or to learn more on how you can get involved:

South Bend: 574-855-1587
Fort Wayne: 260-436-9598

New Michiana Radio Station Broadcasts Catholic Format

South Bend IN (February 27, 2015) - Redeemer Radio, a Catholic talk radio station, began broadcasting to the greater Michiana area late 2014.  The station brings three new jobs and volunteer opportunities to the South Bend area.

95.7 FM

For the past five years Redeemer Radio has implemented a strategy to provide northern Indiana with Catholic radio.  With the purchase of WRDI 95.7 FM, Redeemer Radio has effectively reached that goal.  The greater Michiana area had been without Catholic radio since the spring of 2013 when Holy Family Radio went silent.

Along with a local office, Redeemer hired three local positions for their greater Michiana station.  Tina Shikoski was hired as Station Manager.  Shikoski has a background in Customer Service Management and will lead staff and volunteers to build the local station.  Bob Zielinski was brought on as Technical Manager to oversee the mechanical side of the station.  Zielinski has a technical background, having previously worked in both radio and TV.  Jennifer Kedik was hired as Community Relations Director. Kedik is responsible for promotion of community events along with developing relationships with area clergy and local area leaders. 

Redeemer Radio

With a new local station and offices, many volunteer opportunities are available to assist with the growth of the station.  Listeners and community members are encouraged to complete the online volunteer form on to express their volunteer interest.  Find the form under the Time or Talent pages found under the “Get Involved” tab. 

Redeemer Radio is a listener-supported 501(c)(3) non-profit radio apostolate founded in 2006 and covers the greater Fort Wayne area along with the greater Michiana area. The programming includes national and international programming from the EWTN Radio Network, as well as local programs that educate and evangelize, showing listeners how their faith can be an integral part of their daily lives in this culture. Find the entire Press Release Here>

Redeemer Radio Announces New Board Members

Fort Wayne IN (February 5, 2015) - Redeemer Radio has announced four appointments to its Board of Directors.  Jeremy Reidy has been named Board Chair.  Russ Suever has been named Vice Chair, and Cathy Edwards, Board Secretary.  In addition, Julianne Toenges has been elected to the Board.

Mike LandriganMichael Landrigan, outgoing Board Chair, said of the transition, “When my term started, we had no idea of the challenges and opportunities that God would provide us. I am proud of the faith filled response of our Board, our dedicated staff and our hundreds of volunteers in stepping forward and finding solutions that have allowed us to broadcast Redeemer Radio throughout the Diocese... I am also deeply grateful that Jeremy Reidy has agreed to serve as our next Board Chair.  I have every confidence in him and in the continued success of Redeemer Radio.”

Reidy, an attorney at Barnes & Thornburg LLP located in Fort Wayne, previously held the position of Board Secretary.  Suever, retired from Lincoln Financial Group, remains as head of the Expansion Committee in addition to his new position of Vice Chairmen.  Edwards is a Corporate Development Account Executive at WFWA PBS39 Fort Wayne.  Toenges assumes the previously vacant role of Development Committee Chair.  

Jeremy Reidy

“It was a little more than four years ago that I really started listening regularly to the station.” Stated Reidy, “In that relatively short period of time, I have grown closer to Christ by learning more about the Faith through Redeemer Radio programming.  The station family has worked incredibly hard to expand into the Michiana area to bring Catholic radio to the entire Diocese.  I consider myself blessed to serve the station as we continue to expand and improve this apostolate.”

During Landrigan’ s three year term, both were instrumental in Redeemer’s growth from one station in 2012 to three stations (WRDF 106.3 FM, WRDI 95.7 FM and WRRO 89.9 FM) by the end of December, 2014. Find the entire Press Release Here>

Redeemer Mornings now airing on Redeemer Radio

Andrea Allphin and Deacon Jim Tighe

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. Redeemer Mornings Logo 

“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 > 

Redeemer Radio Now on 106.3 FM

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 > 

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