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Indroducing: Redeemer Radio Odysseys | New Weekday Programming

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Introducing: Redeemer Radio Odysseys

Redeemer Radio OdysseysRedeemer Radio proudly announces that we now offer spiritual travel for our Catholic listeners as well as the greater community!

We have plans for trips in 2017 that we are really excited to share with you.  March for Life, January 26-29, and Holy Land, September 11-19.

Other trips we are looking into for 2017 include visiting AL to tour EWTN and the Most Blessed Sacrament Shrine and a day trip to St. John, IN to visit the Shrine of Christ’s Passion. Further out, the World Meeting of Families in Dublin, Ireland in August 2018, Oberammergau (Passion Play) in Bavaria, Germany in 2020, Mexico City to The Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Greece, in the footsteps of Paul the Apostle, Poland, where WYD just took place, Fatima, plus many more.

Spiritual travel with other Catholics or like-minded people can be very rewarding, fun and stress-free, especially when all the arrangements are made for you. So, join your community with some faith-based travel and relax and enjoy fellowship in prayer as witnesses for our faith.

If you would like more information on our currently scheduled trips, please contact Tina at 260-436-2482 or   

New Weekday Programming

Tune in this week as we hear a new morning voice! Deacon Jim Tighe will be passing on the Morning torch to new Redeemer Radio voice, Kyle Heimann.

Kyle comes with an extensive background in media, youth ministry and is a Catholic husband and father. He, his wife and three boys are parishioners at St. Mary of the Assumption parish in Decatur, IN.

When asked about Redeemer Mornings, Kyle stated, "I am not a know-­it-­all apologist or theologian, but a regular guy trying to become a Saint. I would like to be honest about my successes and failures and use research and guests as opportunities to learn something new or to be challenged in my faith. Sharing my journey will hopefully help others in the process."

Deacon Jim isn't going anywhere.  He will still be a part of the Redeemer Radio staff in a variety of forms.  And you will still hear him occasionally pop into Redeemer Mornings!

Relevant Radio Programming
Redeemer Radio is thrilled to begin a partnership with Relevant Radio with their n
ational headquarters located in Green Bay, Wisconsin.  Since December of 2000, Relevant Radio has been helping people bridge the gap between faith and everyday life through informative, entertaining, and interactive programming twenty-four hours per day, seven days per week.

Father Simon Says will be filling the 11 am slot, while The Drew Mariani Show will be heard at 3 pm

Jerry Usher on Weekdays
The weekday noon hour will now begin with 
Readings and Reflections, followed by Take 2 with Jerry and Debbie.  TheJourney Home, which was previously heard at noon, will now be on Redeemer Radio at 8 pm.

Co-host, Jerry Usher, has been heard on Redeemer Radio twice a year on Sharathon since 2006.

Get to know the New Programs

Father Simon SaysFather Simon Says
Weekdays 11:00 am - Noon
Live call in #:877-766-3777

Join Father Richard Simon as he opens each show with a thorough examination of the daily Scripture readings - helping us make connections between Old and New Testament and develop a better appreciation of God's Word as we journey together through the liturgical year. Find out more about Father Simon Says on the program's website.

Take 2 with Jerry and DebbieTake 2 with Jerry and Debbie
Weekdays Noon - 1:00 pm
Live call in #: 800-585-9396

Take 2 with Jerry & Debbie is a unique live daily call-in show. Hosts Jerry Usher and Debbie Georgianni share from their hearts and personal experiences, focusing closely on their listeners and helping them become aware of their tremendous worth and potential. Taking a fresh look at personal, spiritual and cultural issues, their ultimate desire is to bring others to a realization of how much God loves them and has a beautiful plan for their lives.  Learn more about Take 2 on their website.

The Drew Mariani ShowThe Drew Mariani Show
Weekdays 3:00 - 4:00 pm
Live call in #: 877-766-3777

The Drew Mariani Show is a current events and news driven program that reaches listeners with down-to-earth sensibility, sharp insight, good humor and intelligence. Tackling the hottest issues of the day, Drew and his guests blend reality with strong Catholic values complemented by sound orthodox teaching. As the world seemingly changes by the minute, it is more important than ever for Catholics to keep a close eye on the culture around us.  Find out more about Drew Mariani on his program website.

WRRO 89.9 FM Joins Annunciation Radio

Annunciation RadioThe following is from Annunciation Radio's website on their acquisition of 89.9 FM from the Bryan Knights.

Annunciation Radio gratefully welcomes WRRO 89.9 FM, Bryan, to its family of stations. With this addition, Catholics in the far northwest corner of Ohio can hear Annunciation Radio’s broadcasts and be linked more closely with the rest of the Toledo Diocese.

WRRO 89.9 serves the Bryan area and extends somewhat into Indiana and Michigan. Its signal originates from a tower near Edon, Ohio. Formerly part of Redeemer Radio’s Catholic radio network (Fort Wayne), WRRO 89.9 picks up coverage where the WNOC 89.7 signal drops off, around Wauseon.

“The beauty of this is that people that are traveling can tune in to Annunciation Radio the whole width of the Diocese,” explained Deacon Mike Learned, President and station manager of Annunciation Radio. “They’ll have two and a half hours of uninterrupted Catholic programming as they drive across northern Ohio.” 

The change in management of WRRO 89.9 came about through an agreement among the Bryan Knights of Columbus, Redeemer Radio, and Annunciation Radio. Annunciation Radio welcomes your questions and comments regarding the change. Please contact the Annunciation Radio station at or call the office at 1-877-275-8098. 


Catholic Schools Week Coverage

Catholic Schools Week LogoRedeemer Radio is pleased to announce its broadcast lineup for the upcoming 2016 Catholic Schools Week.  Each year, Redeemer Radio highlights select Diocesan schools during the national Catholic Schools Week on Sunday, January 31 to Sunday, February 7.

This is the first year that 95.7 FM schools in the greater Michiana area will be highlighted on the local Redeemer Radio. While greater Fort Wayne schools will be covered on 106.3 FM.

  106.3 FM  95.7 FM
Monday, February 1

Fort Wayne
Light of Learning


St. John
the Baptist
South Bend


Tuesday, February 2

St. Vincent
de Paul
Fort Wayne


Our Lady 
of Hungary
South Bend


Wednesday, February 3

St. Louis 
New Haven


St. Anthony
de Padua
South Bend


Thursday, February 4

Bishop Luers
High School
Fort Wayne


South Bend
Light of Learning


Friday, February 5

St. Aloysius


High School



All school broadcasts begin at 8 am following Redeemer Mornings except for the area luncheons (Monday in Fort Wayne & Thursday in South Bend).  Listen Live during the Catholic Schools week.  Each broadcast will be made available on our Audio Library page after each broadcast.

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.   

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>

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