A new Catholic radio station promises to provide “honest and intelligent and programming that will enrich their (the listeners) understanding of the world and their Catholic faith.”
Catholic Radio International has been launched and will air high-quality news and cultural content for the Internet, MP3 downloads, and regular radio stations. The programming will feature spiritual content as well as reflections on faith in the public square.
CRI will offer reflections from Sally Robb on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, called “A Thread of Grace.”
Robb is a former co-host of Relevant Radio’s Morning Air program. The name for her show comes from an old Jewish saying that says that even in the darkest tapestries, God always weaves a thread of grace.
On Tuesdays and Thursdays, CRI will air “The Heart of the Matter.” which is a current issues oriented show.
The hour-long “UltraSound” will air three times a month on Saturdays, starting May 5. It is hosted by Jeff Gardner, who is also CRI’s CEO. His program has been described as “This American Life” meets “60 Minutes.” The program takes a fresh and edgy look at the many issues involved with living the culture of life.
In the last ten years, Catholic radio has taken off. In 1998, there were a total of seven Catholic radio stations in the U.S. Today, there are more than 120.
For more information, go to: www.catholicradiointernational.com