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Minnesota Congresswoman Michelle Fischbach addresses the 2022 North Carolina Right to Life Rally & March at Bicentennial Plaza in Raleigh, North Carolina on January 15 (PHOTO CREDIT Divine Mercy Radio)

On a day where hundreds and hundreds gathered together in Raleigh to celebrate the value of human life and the unborn, radio listeners in Raleigh and Charlotte, North Carolina heard the birth of the (unofficial) North Carolina Catholic Radio Network.

With a team of volunteer engineers, producers, anchors and support staff from Catholic 540-AM Divine Mercy Radio (WETC-AM) stationed at Raleigh’s Bicentennial Plaza (and our Raleigh studio) to broadcast live from the annual North Carolina Right to Life Rally and March on January 15th, the almost 3 year old non-commercial radio station made a little radio history in North Carolina.

Divine Mercy Radio's Ellen White interview's Bishop Luis Rafael Zarama of the Catholic Diocese of Raleigh during the 2022 North Carolina Right to Life Rally & March in Raleigh, NC (PHOTO CREDIT: Divine Mercy Radio)

WETC’s live remote broadcast from the state’s premier Pro-Life event marked the first interstate Catholic radio broadcast within North Carolina.

Catholic 540-AM Divine Mercy Radio anchored the transmission of the NCRTL Rally & March from Raleigh with AM-1270 Carolina Catholic Radio (WCGC-AM) simulcasting Divine Mercy Radio’s more than 90 minute live broadcast to Carolina Catholic Radio’s audience in Charlotte.

In addition to their combined potential radio audience of almost 4 million people within WETC & WCGC’s broadcast signals, the live broadcast was also streamed on each Catholic radio station’s web site and free app for iPhone and Android phones. Both Catholic radio stations (which are separately owned and operated) are 100% listener supported.

North Carolina Catholic radio stations WETC-AM Raleigh and WCGC-AM Charlotte

In addition to interviews with many of the Pro-Life marchers and supporters from across North Carolina who attended the North Carolina Right to Life March, Divine Mercy Radio broadcast anchors Ellen White and Peter K. O’Connell secured exclusive interviews with many of the keynote speakers at the event, including Minnesota Congresswoman Michelle Fischbach and Bishop Luis Rafael Zarama of the Diocese of Raleigh.

Earlier in the day, Catholic 540-AM Divine Mercy also broadcast the Diocese of Raleigh’s Mass for Life from Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral.

Divine Mercy Radio would like to the organizers of the North Carolina Right to Life, the North Carolina State Police, the Diocese of Raleigh Communication Office, the volunteers of WETC and WCGC and all our listeners who made this historic broadcast possible.

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North Carolina’s largest Catholic radio station, Catholic 540-AM Divine Mercy Radio in Raleigh, North Carolina, will be broadcasting all the local and national pro-life events in January LIVE!

If people are unable to attend these events in person, Divine Mercy Radio will bring them to our listeners around the world via radio, internet and mobile phone.

All pro-life events and Catholic Masses can be heard live ON-AIR on AM-540, ON-LINE at catholic540am.org or ON-APP – search for the free Divine Mercy Radio app using “Divine Mercy Radio NC” in Google Play for Android phone and in iTunes for iPhones.

Our live pro-life broadcasts begin on Saturday, January 15thwhen the Diocese of Raleigh offers a Mass for Life at 11:00 am at Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral. Bishop Luis Rafael Zarama of the Diocese of Raleigh will preside at that Mass. On that same day at 1:00 pm, Divine Mercy Radio will broadcast live from Bicentennial Plaza in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina as North Carolina Right To Life hosts its annual Rally and March for Life.

On Friday, January 21, Divine Mercy Radio’s pro-life reporting shifts to Washington, DC where EWTN will broadcast complete coverage of the National March for Life. Beginning at 8:00 am, Catholic 540-AM will broadcast the National Prayer Vigil for Life. Our coverage of the March for Life will begin at 9:30 am. We will switch to a special live Mass from the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, presented by the Diocese of Raleigh and celebrated by Bishop Zarama. Following the Mass, we will return to our EWTN March for Life coverage for the remainder of that event.

Then on Saturday, January 22, the nation’s pro-life message switches to the west coast of the United States where Catholic 540-AM Divine Mercy Radio will continue its anti-abortion coverage through EWTN. At 2:00 pm, eastern and central North Carolina’s 100% listener supported Catholic radio station will air the Life Issues Special entitled “Say Yes To Life”. Then at 2:30 pm, we will broadcast coverage of pro-life rallies and marches in San Francisco (Walk For Life West Coast) and Los Angeles (One Life LA).

Catholic 540-AM Divine Mercy Radio is pleased and honored to provide all this immensely important pro-life coverage free of charge...but we would be grateful if you could show your appreciation of the efforts of our 100% volunteer run radio station with a donation...as we are 100% listener supported.

Make your financial donation HERE.

Thank you, keep listening and tell everyone at your parish about Catholic 540-AM Divine Mercy Radio!!

NB: Programming times possibly subject to change because these are live events.

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North Carolina's largest Catholic radio station, Catholic 540-AM Divine Mercy Radio, will broadcast live from the 2022 North Carolina Right to Life Rally and March on Saturday, January 15th.

The 2022 North Carolina Right to Life Rally and March, organized by North Carolina Right To Life will be held at Bicentennial Plaza in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina beginning at 1:00 p.m. The event is free of charge and all pro-life supporters are encouraged to attend.

Speakers at the pro-life event will include Bishop of the Diocese of Raleigh, the Most Reverend Luis Rafael Zarama, as well as keynote speaker, Congresswoman Michelle Fischbach, the United States Congressional Representative for western Minnesota’s 7th District.

Those who cannot attend the 2022 North Carolina Right to Life Rally and March in person can listen ON-AIR (on AM 540), ON-LINE (at catholic540am.org) and ON-APP (for Android and iPhones - search "Divine Mercy Radio NC" for our FREE app).

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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

Underwriting

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.