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On-Air Pledge Drive Supports These Projects

Catholic 540-AM Divine Mercy Radio pledge drive is focused on two main projects: increasing our evening broadcast power from 500 watts to 4,400 watts (our daytime power is 10,000 watts) AS WELL AS painting our 4 radio towers - which we are required to do this summer by the FCC and FAA. This picture captures the radio towers on which our pledge drive is focused.



On-Air Pledge Drive LIVE June 1-3

May 28, 2020

Catholic 540-AM Divine Mercy Radio is hosting its LIVE On-Air Pledge Drive Monday, June 1st through Wednesday, June 3rd from 8:00 am – 6:00 pm. Our radio station’s local cut-ins will feature fun conversations with many local priests and Catholic officials from across Eastern and Central North Carolina. Donations can be made on-line at catholic540am.org or by calling 919-300-5400.

100% LISTENER SUPPORTED

Divine Mercy Radio is a volunteer operated, 100% listener supporter Catholic radio apostolate serving an audience of up to 3 million people across Eastern and Central North Carolina. Without donations, Catholic 540-AM cannot stay on the air with its exclusive local and national Catholic programs.

FUNDRAISING GOALS

Our fundraising drive’s focus will be to pay for engineering and new equipment that will allow the station to increase our evening power from 500 watts to 4,400 watts (our daytime power is 10,000 watts). Plus we are required to professionally paint our 4 radio towers. We need our donor’s help to make that happen.

MATCHING FUNDS

For donors who would be so generous, we welcome any matching fund donations that could encourage our listeners to donate. For example, if someone were to offer $1,000 in matching funds, we could share with our listeners that if they donate at a certain time, we can (in effect) double their donation with the $1,000 matching funds. Please call WETC-AM at 919-300-5400 or email director Cecelia Flanary using our contact form here for more information or to establish a matching funds donation.

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Raleigh Rosary Live

Join North Carolina Catholics in Apex, Butner, Cary, Chapel Hill, Clayton, Durham, Fuquay-Varina, Garner, Goldsboro, Hillsborough, Holly Springs, Kinston, Knightdale, Morrisville, Raleigh, Rocky Mount, Smithfield, Wake Forest, Wendell, Wilson & Zebulon for a ginormous Rosary prayed live on the internet with Fr. Ian Van Heusen! Every Sunday at 3:00 pm! Invite every Catholic at your Parish to join us for this very special event. Click the link button to join the live YouTube stream at 3:00 pm on April 6th. Presented by Catholic 540-AM Divine Mercy Radio.

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CATHOLIC 540-AM TO INCREASE SUNDAY MASS BROADCASTS AS DIOCESE OF RALEIGH SUSPENDS DAILY AND WEEKEND MASS IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19

RALEIGH, NC, March 16, 2020 (WETC-AM) -- Independent Catholic broadcaster WETC-AM (Catholic 540-AM Divine Mercy Radio) has announced it will increase its broadcasts of Holy Mass on Sundays to support area Catholics impacted by the suspension of daily and weekend Masses by the Diocese of Raleigh, due to the Coronavirus. Catholic 540-AM broadcasts daily Masses from the EWTN Global Catholic Radio Network.

On March 16th, Bishop Luis Zarama of the Diocese of Raleigh announced the suspension all daily and weekend Masses in the Diocese until further notice, based on new guidance from state and national officials regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19). You may read Bishop Zarama’s entire statement HERE. While neither owned nor operated by the Diocese of Raleigh, WETC-AM supports the Diocesan decision during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The radio station subsequently announced a change to its broadcast schedule. The volunteer operated radio station will air Holy Mass on Sundays at its regular 8:00 a.m. time and will now rebroadcast the Mass again at 12:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. every Sunday during the Diocesan suspension of Masses. Catholic 540-AM Divine Mercy Radio airs daily Mass Monday – Friday at 10:00 am and Saturdays at 8:00 am.



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 Galetti, Seminarian of the Diocese of Raleigh, January 18

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.