540AM Status Update: On The Air And Everywhere
July 16, 2019
Dear Friends of Divine Mercy Radio, Here we are in the month of July, the month dedicated to the Precious Blood. How blessed we are here in the US, to partake of His Body and Blood each and every day!
So let me catch you up on what has been going on.
We had been eagerly awaiting the blessing of our studio by Bishop Luis Zarama. Like any home, we fussed and cleaned our studio to make it as neat and tidy as possible, despite having to work around microphones and headsets, wires and speakers.
The blessing took place this past Tuesday evening and it was beautiful for sure. I wish all of you could have heard his blessing for the radio, for the board, donors and volunteers, and for our listeners -- it was uplifting and encouraging and affirming. To me, I guess the evening seemed more like a true kick-off of the station, even though we have been on the air for 5 months.
Now for the tower site...
We’re gearing up to do quite a bit of much needed painting at the 44 acre tower site in Wendell: the fences that enclose each of the 4 towers, the tower houses at the base of each tower, and the transmitter building. So if you like to wield a paint brush and like being outside, there is a volunteer job waiting for you. We’ve set the project date of Saturday Aug 24, and a rain date for Saturday Sept 7. We will be needed about 20 volunteers for this project. Let me know if you can help.
Finally I want to share the best news of all, which involves the real reason Divine Mercy Radio exists. Through one of the diocesan priests who counsels a prison inmate, we were told that some of the inmates at Nash County Prison have been listening to Divine Mercy Radio. I would like to ask each of you to say a prayer for the inmates that their hearts will be open to God’s graces, and also a prayer for their mothers that our Blessed Mother would comfort them during this difficult time.
Thank you for listening and for your support of Divine Mercy Radio!
Sharing His Love, His Mercy, His Message,
Cecelia Flanary, Director
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.
As always, please pray for us and God bless you. Thanks!!!
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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.
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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!
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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!