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Catholic 540-AM Divine Mercy Radio was honored to broadcast live from St. Michael The Archangel Catholic Church in Cary as the parish hosted “An Evening with Fr. Robert Spitzer, SJ”.

The dinner and presentation allowed invited guests to listen to Fr. Spitzer present his talk “The Four Levels of Happiness”, offering his Catholic perspective based on timeless principles going back to Aristotle - who said that happiness is the one thing we desire in and of itself, everything else is desired for the sake of happiness.

Fr. Robert Spitzer, S.J., Ph.D., is the founder and president of the Spitzer Center. A scholar, teacher, author, and seasoned leader, Fr. Spitzer is a pre-eminently a theologian and philosopher. His other fields of expertise, however, include management science, finance, ethics, and physics. Born in Honolulu, Hawaii in 1952, Fr. Spitzer entered the Society of Jesus in 1974, was ordained a priest on June 11, 1983, and took final vows April 4, 1992.

In addition to a pre-talk interview with Fr. Spitzer, Catholic 540-AM Divine Mercy Radio hosts Ellen White and Peter K. O’Connell also interviewed the event’s organizer, local Catholic businessman Bob Luddy and St. Michael’s pastor Fr. Michael Burbeck. Many of the guests in attendance were also interviewed a part of the exclusive, live broadcast.

Divine Mercy Radio will soon announce a rebroadcast date for the event which can be heard on Catholic 540-AM and the Divine Mercy Radio app - available to download for free from Google Play and the Apple App Store.

(Pictured l-r Catholic 540-AM Volunteer Program Director Peter K. O'Connell, Divine Mercy Radio Executive Director Cecelia Flanary, Fr. Robert Spitzer, SJ & Catholic 540-AM Host Ellen White)

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While we have always been a 100% listener supported Catholic radio station, there’s nothing like a live on-air pledge drive to remind us how generous our listeners can be.

Whether it was $1.00 or $1,000, we are sincerely grateful for all the donations we received.

All of the funds raised go towards Our Daily Bread...meaning our daily operational expenses to operate our volunteer radio station serving eastern and central North Carolina

We received some extra matching funds after the pledge drive so IF YOU STILL WANT TO DONATE, YOU CAN!!

CLICK THIS LINK to go to our donate form. All donations to Divine Mercy Radio are tax deductible.

If you are a business owner and would like to donate through our Business Sponsor program - which includes announcements about your business on Divine Mercy Radio, please CLICK HERE.

(Pictured: Msgr. Jeffrey Ingham, VF of St Luke the Evangelist Catholic Church in Raleigh with Divine Mercy Radio Pledge Drive Host Peter K. O'Connell during Catholic 540-AM's Spring 2021 Live On-Air Pledge Drive)


• Deacon Arthur Powers – Divine Mercy Radio Board Member, Author
• Fr. Peter Devereux - Pastor at St. Joseph Church, Legionaries of Christ
• Josh Lonnecker – Catholic 540-AM
• Deacon John De Guzman - Diocese of Raleigh Seminarian
• Joe Rothengast - Divine Mercy Radio Board Member, St Luke's parishioner
• Msgr. Jeffrey Ingham - Pastor St. Luke’s Church
• Ellen White - host of Catholic 540-AM’s Faith Works
• Bob Luddy - CEO of Captiveaire
• Fr Joshua West, Chaplin at NC State University
• Christine Sulzen - Ignited By Truth
• Joe Smolenski II - Renaissance Funeral Home
• Patricia Guin, Divine Mercy Radio Board Member
• Lisa Piratsky - In His Name Catholic Store, St. Joseph Church Chalice Program for Seminarians
• Anne Allen & Tyler Brooks - Thomas More Society
• Luci Pasarin – Producer Catholic 540-AM’s Meet The Priest
• Vince Govan - Catholic 540-AM Volunteer
• Dr. Johnny Nelson
• Tom Kenna – Kenna Custom Painting
• Patrick Yanke – Yanke Financial
• Deborah Pergerson - Legion of Mary at St. Joseph Church
• Joe Deaton - Catholic 540-AM Listener
• Alexander Guin - Catholic 540-AM Listener
• Eileen Mayhew - 40 Days for Life
• Gretchen and Kobe Inkumsah - Natural Family Planning
• Msgr. Doug Reed – Pastor Emeritus at St. Michael The Archangel Church
• Brittany Makely - host of Catholic 540-AM’s Bits of Beauty
• Wendy Edwards (Charismatic Prayer Group at St. Joseph Church) & Msgr. John Williams
• Mary Beth Phillips - Family Honor

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Eastern and central North Carolina’s 100% listener supported Catholic radio station, Catholic 540-AM Divine Mercy Radio, will host its next Live On-Air Pledge Drive Wednesday, April 14th through Friday April 16th. This will be the volunteer-run radio station’s first Live On-Air Pledge Drive of 2021.

The theme of this Spring Pledge Drive is “Our Daily Bread”.

The fundraising focus is to raise money specifically and importantly for the Raleigh-based Catholic broadcaster’s significant monthly bills for normal operations. For example, 10,000/4,400 watt radio stations that operate 24 hours a day use a lot of electricity – monthly operational bills like that add up for Divine Mercy Radio.

Because Catholic 540-AM is completely independent and not financially supported by any Diocese, Divine Mercy Radio relies on the generosity of its listener-donors to pay the station’s bills for normal operations and critical projects. Businesses can also support the radio station through advertising/underwriting programs that feature on-air and website announcement for the businesses.

None of the fundraising for this Spring’s “Our Daily Bread” fundraising campaign for Divine Mercy Radio will go towards the station business loan it took out when the 501(c)(3) corporation bought WETC-AM two years ago.

To donate, supporters can make their tax deductible donation by calling 919-300-5400 or by visiting the website

Donations can also be made via Divine Mercy Radio app for iPhone and Android; available via the Apple App Store or Google Play, the Divine Mercy Radio FREE app can be found by searching "Divine Mercy Radio NC".

Catholic 540-AM Divine Mercy Radio is North Carolina’s largest Catholic radio station.

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Welcome to Catholic 540AM • Divine Mercy Radio

Divine Mercy Radio is a lay apostolate dedicated to sharing the truth, beauty, love and joy of the Catholic faith through the medium of radio in North Carolina. Divine Mercy Radio broadcasts 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, through LIVE internet streaming here at CATHOLIC540AM.ORG.

Click on the LISTEN button above and join us!

Our goal to expand our broadcast area in North Carolina over AM radio became a reality on February 4, 2019. WETC-AM now reaches a potential audience of over 3 million people in Eastern and Central North Carolina!

Your continued donations are critical for the daily operating costs of this listener supported station to deliver the word of God to a vast majority of North Carolina! We could not do this without YOU. See the map below for a picture of our radio broadcast area!

Click here to see the many ways to donate. We need you now! God bless you for your generosity!

After moving to Wake Forest from Long Island a few years ago, I began to sense that the Lord was calling me to apply to the seminary to discern the priesthood. However, I was afraid to heed His call. I was comfortable working as a teacher and I didn’t want my life to change. However, Jesus was persistent and would keep calling me for the next six years. I would listen to Divine Mercy Radio every day while driving to work and I kept hearing stories about the priesthood and listeners speaking about their own vocational struggles. One day, I heard a young man discussing his decision to apply to the seminary and how happy he was that he did. I knew that I couldn’t run from Jesus any longer. As a seminarian for the Diocese of Raleigh, I am truly grateful for Divine Mercy Radio for giving me the courage to apply to the seminary. May our Lord bless Divine Mercy Radio and may Our Blessed Mother watch over all who listen to this remarkable radio station!

Adam, Wake Forest, NC
Jan 2018


Finally, if you own a local business or know someone who does, please let them know about the Catholic 540-AM • Divine Mercy Radio Underwriting program. We feature :30 second announcements on our air about our Business Underwriters. Underwriting helps companies promote their products and services while also raising critical money for our station’s operations. Underwriting support may be tax deductible. To learn more about Underwriting, click here.