New Catholic Radio Station Goes Live In L.A.
November 13, 2014 at 1:29 PM (PT)
IMMACULATE HEART RADIO, a leading CATHOLIC radio network reaching a population of 35 million people in 32 markets on the west coast, will begin broadcasting in LOS ANGELES to more than 15 million people, 4.6 million of which are CATHOLIC, on NOVEMBER 17th, at KHJ (AM 930).
A kickoff event will take place MONDAY, NOVEMBER 17th at 12:10p (ET) at the CATHEDRAL OF OUR LADY OF THE ANGELS (555 W. Temple Street). The celebration will feature Mass and a blessing of IMMACULATE HEART RADIO by the MOST REVEREND JOSE H. GOMEZ, Archbishop of the ARCHDIOCESE OF LOS ANGELES.
IMMACULATE HEART RADIO provides current event and talk show programming designed to inform and educate listeners on the beauty of the CATHOLIC faith, its rich history and spiritual insight, plus family topics from a CATHOLIC perspective.IMMACULATE HEART RADIO's SAN DIEGO radio station, KCEO AM 1000, matches perfectly with KHJ AM 930's coverage in LOS ANGELES.
"We are blessed to have a CATHOLIC radio station that will serve our ENGLISH-speaking CATHOLICS in a coverage area that serves the entire 9,000 square-mile territory of the ARCHDIOCESE," said MOST REVEREND JOSE H. GOMIZ, Archbishop of LOS ANGELES. "CATHOLIC radio in LOS ANGELES will offer our Church great potential to inspire and educate people and strengthen their faith and CATHOLIC identity. In addition, it offers unique opportunities to evangelize and share the GOSPEL with those who have left the Church or given up on God."
"LOS ANGELES now has the best in CATHOLIC radio," said VIN SCULLY, Honorary Chairperson and HALL OF FAME L.A. DODGER broadcaster.
"I've played all over the country and loved keeping up with the Faith by listening to CATHOLIC radio to and from the ballpark," said JEFF SUPPAN, Honorary Chairperson and former MLB Pitcher, World Series Champion AND NLCS MVP (2006). "When I returned home to LA, it wasn't available. I'm so pleased that we now have IMMACULATE HEART RADIO!"
In a recent survey of 2,200 IMMACULATE HEART RADIO listeners, 95% said they have grown spiritually as a result of listening to IHR.
"This is a huge milestone for Immaculate Heart Radio and for our family," said IMMACULATE HEART RADIO President/Founder DOUG SHERMAN. "My wife and I were high-school sweethearts in PASADENA 50 years ago. We entered into the world of CATHOLIC RADIO broadcasting nearly 20 years ago and have made a full circle with this newest endeavor in LOS ANGELES. Catholic radio makes a difference. It is one of the best means for 'New Evangelization' which we are all being called to embrace."