The EWTN Global Catholic Radio Network is celebrating its 20th anniversary with the launch of its 180th affiliate, a San Diego station.
The radio station KCEO 1000 AM will launch March 7 as part of the Immaculate Heart Radio Network, which broadcasts EWTN’s radio programming throughout California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico and Utah.
“We would like to express our gratitude to Immaculate Heart Radio as it launches its 26th station,” EWTN Radio’s general manager David Vacheresse said Feb. 29.
Immaculate Heart Radio is the global media provider’s largest radio affiliate group, he said.
Doug Sherman, president of Immaculate Heart Radio, noted that San Diego is the 17th-largest radio market in the U.S.
“It almost goes without saying, but should be repeated often: we are all greatly indebted to Mother Angelica and EWTN,” he said. “We wouldn’t have any of the progress in Catholic radio, if it weren’t for her faith and determination – and EWTN’s great work!”
The global radio network has 180 radio affiliates across 38 U.S. states and in 19 of the top 35 U.S. radio markets. Its shortwave transmissions reach millions worldwide, while its separate radio network Radio Católica Mundial broadcasts in Spanish around the clock.
The EWTN Global Catholic Network, the largest Catholic media network in the world, is in its 30th year. It reaches more than 200 million television households in over 140 countries and territories.