Rosary hits airwaves in the Bible belt

.- A special on the rosary will hit the airwaves in South Carolina this month thanks to the state’s only Catholic radio station, reported the Carolina Post and Courier.

The program on WQIZ 810 AM will air each Wednesday and Thursday at noon. It will include teachings and testimonies on the rosary and a Year of the Rosary celebration, taped in October at Corpus Christi Church in Lexington with Bishop Robert Baker.

The rosary special is part of the station’s plan to increase and develop local programming. Currently, the station broadcasts programming from Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN).

WQIZ 810 AM was founded by former TV station manager Michael Brannen. He bought a radio station in St. George and created Mediatrix SC, a nonprofit corporation. He began Catholic programming last year as a volunteer ministry.

The station has an interesting challenge since it is operating in the heart of the American Bible belt. But that fact doesn’t seem to phase Brannen. About half of the listeners aren’t Catholic, he pointed out to the Post and Courier.


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