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Divine Mercy Radio's Fall 2022 Pledge Drive Thank You Video

Catholic 540-AM Divine Mercy Radio held another successful Pledge Drive November 2, 3 & 4, all thanks to so many generous donors, guests and volunteers!

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Help keep Catholic radio on the air in Raleigh, Durham, Cary, Chapel Hill...basically all across eastern and central North Carolina...by listening to and donating to our Fall 2022 Divine Mercy Radio Pledge Drive.

Let us continue to "Light The Way" for those looking to establish or growth their Catholic faith!!

From Wednesday, November 2nd (All Souls Day) through Friday, November 4th we will have great co-hosts and guests live on-air, with the main focus being to secure tens of thousands of dollars in donations to keep Catholic 540-AM Divine Mercy Radio on the air.

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(RALEIGH, NC – October 5, 2022) --- North Carolina’s largest Catholic radio station, Catholic 540-AM Divine Mercy Radio in Raleigh, NC (WETC-AM) received EWTN Global Catholic Radio’s top honor for radio production during the radio network’s affiliate conference in Phoenix, AZ on September 30th.

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Catholic radio for eastern and central North Carolina was honored recently by the world’s largest Catholic radio network.

Catholic 540-AM Divine Mercy Radio was honor for its 5th year as an affiliate of EWTN Radio, which itself is celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2022.

Divine Mercy Radio began it’s EWTN affiliation with its low-powered FM stations (LPFM) in Cary, NC and Wake Forest, NC.

On February 4, 2019, WETC-AM began broadcasting as Catholic 540-AM Divine Mercy Radio. The stations are licensed to Wendell-Zebulon, North Carolina.

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North Carolina’s largest Catholic radio station, Catholic 540-AM Divine Mercy Radio in Raleigh, attended the EWTN Global Catholic Radio Affiliate Conference in September.

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Everyone in broadcasting knows that you can't be a REAL radio station until you have radio station t-shirts.

Well we now have Catholic 540-AM Divine Mercy Radio T-Shirts for sale!!!

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North Carolina’s largest Catholic radio station – Catholic 540-AM Divine Mercy Radio in Raleigh - will air a 2-part program on the state of the Pro-Life Movement in our state since Roe v. Wade was overturned by the United States Supreme Court in June.

Entitled The Fight For Life in North Carolina, part 1 of the panel discussion will air on August 22nd, 24th & 26th with part 2 of the radio special airing on August 23rd, 25th & 27th – all airings beginning at 3:10 pm each day. After the original airing, both shows can be found on LOCAL PROGRAMS.

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As you heard today on Register Radio - produced by EWTN's National Catholic Register and broadcast Sundays at 11:00 am on Catholic 540-AM Divine Mercy Radio - life for all Catholics in Nicaragua continues to be very difficult under the regime of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega.

On August 1, 2022, Ortega's government - through its Nicaraguan Institute of Telecommunications and Post Office, (TELCOR) - shut down six Catholic radio stations in the Diocese of Matagalpa to repress the Diocesan stations’ broadcasts critical of Ortega’s severe rule in the Central American country.

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Catholic 540-AM Divine Mercy Radio Presents Chris Stefanick at St. Thomas More in Chapel Hill

Chris Stefanick is coming to Chapel Hill, NC

Internationally acclaimed author, speaker, and EWTN television host Chris Stefanick - from Real Life Catholic - will be live at St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Chapel Hill on Wednesday September 28th at 7PM to present: Reboot!

Reboot! with Chris Stefanick is the fun, inspiring and practical experience for all ages (12+) of applying the beauty and genius of the Gospel to every aspect of your life.

For tickets to Reboot! with Chris Stefanick, visit reallifecatholic.com/events.

Catholic 540-AM Divine Mercy Radio is the official media sponsor of Reboot with Chris Stefanick, live in Chapel Hill on Wednesday, September 28th at St. Thomas More Catholic Church.

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This Thursday, Friday and Saturday (7/14-16) host Nicole Jungclas welcomes Fr. John Kane from St. Anthony of Padua in Southern Pines, NC to Meet The Priest!

Fr. John A. Kane was appointed Pastor of Saint Anthony Parish in Southern Pines by Bishop Luis Rafael Zarama on June 29, 2021.

Meet The Priest with Nicole Jungclas is a monthly program, produced by Catholic 540-AM Divine Mercy Radio in Raleigh, NC, that interviews priests from around the Diocese of Raleigh.

You can listen to the interview On-Air (AM-540), On-Line (catholic540am.org) and On-App (for Android and iPhone wherever you get you mobile apps - search 'Divine Mercy Radio NC')

You can also hear past episodes of all our local Catholic 540-AM show by visiting HERE.

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The listeners, volunteers and donors of North Carolina's largest Catholic radio station, Catholic 540-AM Divine Mercy radio, would like to begin this Pentecost Sunday by welcoming two wonderful new Catholic priests to our Diocese.

We welcome and ask God to bless Fr. John De Guzman and Fr. Eric Reyes, who were ordained on Saturday, June 4, 2022 at Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral in Raleigh by Bishop Luis Rafael Zarama.

Fr. John will serve at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church in Cary, NC.

Fr. Erik will serve at Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral in Raleigh, NC.

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Divine Mercy Radio – EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR – Raleigh, NC

Divine Mercy Radio is in search of a new Executive Director for our 10,000-watt Catholic radio station in Raleigh, NC.

Our current Executive Director is retiring after years of dedicated service to our radio ministry.

About Divine Mercy Radio
Divine Mercy Radio (DMR) is North Carolina’s largest Catholic radio station. Founded in 2008 and based in Raleigh, DMR broadcasts Catholic radio programming across Central and Eastern North Carolina via its 10,000-watt signal on 540-AM. DMR’s mission is to share the Truth, Beauty, and Joy of the Catholic faith through exceptional programs curated from EWTN, Relevant Radio, Ave Maria Radio, as well as locally produced programs. DMR is working to answer the call of the New Evangelization, carrying the message of Christ to believers and nonbelievers alike.

About the Role

Divine Mercy Radio is seeking an experienced, full-time Executive Director to lead the organization into and through its next phase of growth. The ideal candidate is entrepreneurial, highly motivated, resourceful, and most importantly, has a deep and demonstrable desire to bring people to Christ and His Church. Additionally, the ideal candidate will have some fundraising experience, or at least a cheerful willingness to prioritize building relationships and soliciting gifts from current and prospective donors.


Qualifications
- The candidate must be a practicing Catholic in good standing, with a passion for evangelization
- Minimum of 3 years of professional experience
- Exceptional written and oral communication skills
- Strong ability to network and maintain relationships
- Highly organized and able to prioritize the important over the urgent
- Ability to deal with and resolve conflicts, and willingness to seek and defer to Board recommendations and input
- Willingness to travel regionally (typically within NC only) up to 10% of the time
- Willingness to work outside of normal business hours for events and donor meetings
- Managerial experience is a plus
- Competency with Airtable, Salesforce, or other CRM, as well as Microsoft Office Suite


Responsibilities

Fundraising
- Execution of fundraising program in accordance with DMR’s Development Plan
Programming

- Managing programming schedule, working with technical staff and volunteers to update programming weekly
- Building relationships with existing and new program producers and content developers
Administration
- Management of all aspects of DMR’s administrative duties
Marketing
- Developing and executing comprehensive plan to steadily increase listenership across all available media

Salary and Benefits

Salary range is competitive, and negotiable based on experience.

Location

Divine Mercy Radio is headquartered in Raleigh. Candidates must reside in the Raleigh area, not more than 1 hour from the DMR studio at 343 E. Six Forks Rd. Working from home will be considered for exceptional candidates, and in-studio presence will be required at least three times each week.

How to Apply

Qualified candidates should submit the following application materials in one PDF document:
1. A cover letter detailing:

- your philosophical interest in the organization

- why the position interests you

- how your experience has prepared you for this position, and

- your salary requirements.
2. A Resume
3. At least two (2) references, one of which must be ecclesial in nature (a pastor, priest, ministry leader, etc)


To apply:

1. Review full job description and complete the application form here: https://forms.gle/iae5cz6EEB1d...
2. Email your resume, cover letter, and references to dmrjobsnc@gmail.com in one PDF document
3. We will contact you following your submission

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St. Thomas More Academy Headmaster, Deacon Brad Watkins, chats live on-air with Catholic 540-AM hosts Peter K. O'Connell and Ellen White while Divine Mercy Radio engineers David Modlin and Keith Flanary transmit the broadcast back to the Divine Mercy Radio studios.

Catholic 540-AM Divine Mercy Radio broadcasted live on from the Umstead Hotel in Cary, NC as Fr. Robert Spitzer, SJ spoke live at an invitation only event entitled "Healing the Culture" on Friday, May 20th.

Fr. Spitzer, a respected religious & educational leader, teacher and speaker, spoke to a group of over 240 guests.

In his talk, the host of EWTN's "Fr. Spitzer's Universe" spoke about the connection between personal attitudes towards happiness and the meaning of life and the larger cultural issues such as freedom and human rights.

The event was sponsored by St. Thomas More Academy in Raleigh.

Divine Mercy Radio hosts Peter K. O'Connell and Ellen White (upper right box) interviewed guests including Rev. Peter Devereux, LC (upper left box), Fr. Ian VanHeusen and Rob Agnelli (lower left box) and the evening's host Bob Luddy (lower right box).

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With obvious thanks to our donors and our patron St. Joseph, all the volunteers at Catholic 540-AM Divine Mercy Radio know well that we could not have enjoyed any success during our 2022 Spring On-Air Pledge Drive (April 27-29) without the help of dozens of wonderful people.

Twice a year, we broadcast for three days to raise money for our listener supported Catholic radio station. If YOU would like to donate, please click on the red donate button at the top of our web site and complete the form (thank you!)

We believe we have captured all the names of everyone who helped during the Pledge Drive but if we mistakenly omitted anyone, please let us know and we will add to the list. We are grateful beyond words for each one of you.

Those who prayed with us...

  • 6th Graders from St. Catherine of Sienna (Bonnie Mallory)
  • Annie De Deugd
  • Sisters Abiding in Light & Truth (Annette Robbins)
  • 8th Graders from St. Michael the Archangel
  • Our Lady of Lourdes Student Choir (Brenda Accurso)
  • Cynthia Wallace
  • Ai Lin Loh
  • Jack White
  • Rosy Catholic
  • Youngsville Academy
  • Cecelia Flanary
  • The Higgins Family

Those who prayed for us (those who sat in adoration during our pledge drive)...

  • Alice Carriger
  • Fr. James Garneau
  • Tina Dawson
  • Ellen White
  • Rachel Bass
  • Susie Farrell
  • Mary AnnVerderber
  • Ellen Beley
  • Rose Ann McGinn
  • Mary Paula Zaytoun
  • Rachel Bass
  • Joe Rothengast
  • Carol Sanchez

Volunteers who helped at the radio station...

  • AnnMarie Fontana
  • Lisa Dunham
  • Pat Moell
  • Ellen Beley
  • Bev Pajerski
  • Joan Mistrot
  • Theresa Smith
  • Marge Renck
  • Dale Dawson
  • Theresa Smith

Our on-air guests...

  • Canon Ross Bourgeois
  • David Crabtree
  • Fr. Daniel Oschwald
  • Fr. Lourduraj Alapaty
  • Charles Dougherty
  • Tim Staples
  • Fulton Breen
  • Ron Agnelli
  • David & Connie Maier
  • Cy Kellet
  • Msgr. Jeffrey Ingham
  • Robert Luddy
  • Andrew Reynolds
  • Frank Graff
  • Fr. Peter Grace
  • Kerry Urdzik
  • Joan Rose Brown
  • Mary Ann Madonna
  • Winnie Heusen
  • Fr. Joshua West
  • Alexander Kelly

Our on-air co-hosts...

  • Patrick Yanke
  • Brittany Makely
  • Patti Shanley
  • Ellen White
  • Patricia Guin
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With a $250 or $500 donation to Catholic 540-AM Divine Mercy Radio during our Spring 2022 Live On-Air Pledge Drive, you will be entered into a drawing to win one of these beautiful Catholic statues (of St. Joseph and of the Holy Family).

Make your donation at catholic540am.org and click the DONATE button.

Thank you for supporting Catholic radio for eastern and central North Carolina, Catholic 540-AM Divine Mercy Radio.

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Catholic 540-AM Divine Mercy Radio is starting its Spring 2022 Live On-Air Pledge Drive on Wednesday April 27 through Friday April 29.

We need new and returning donors to donate money to keep our listener supported radio station ON THE AIR.

Donations and business underwriting are how Divine Mercy Radio raises its operating funds.

Please use the red donate button on our web site (catholic540am.org) to make your monthly or one-time pledge now. You can also call 919-300-5400 and make your donation by phone.

Divine Mercy Radio is introducing TWO NEW DONOR SOCIETIES to recognize and thank our most loyal supporters for their commitment to sharing our faith with listeners across the state and around the globe!!

The first donor club is the Saint Monica Society, which is modeled after the faithfulness of St. Monica as she fervently prayed that her son St. Augustine would return to the Church. Open to monthly donors of $25 or more, the Saint Monica Society is central to Divine Mercy Radio’s strategy to lovingly invite fallen-away Catholics back into the arms of Mother Church through consistent prayer and effective radio programming.

The second donor club is the Broadcasters Circle, which is built upon Christ’s parable of the sower, who broadcast seed across the landscape in the hope that it will one day bear fruit. Members of the Broadcasters Circle make an annual commitment of $1,000 or more, and they join in our mission to broadcast the seeds of faith across Central and Eastern North Carolina in the sure hope that Christ’s message will take root in the fertile ground of our listeners’ souls.

During our Spring 2022 Live On-Air Pledge Drive, each and every gift to join the Broadcasters Circle or the Saint Monica Society will be positioned as a challenge gift to listeners across our broadcast area. This means that your gift will not only support Catholic Radio’s mission of Saving Souls for Christ, but will encourage passive listeners to get engaged in the daily work of the New Evangelization!

Whether you join the Saint Monica Society, the Broadcasters Circle or simply make a one-time pledge, please give whatever amount you can to help keep Catholic radio on the air across eastern and central North Carolina.

Donate to Divine Mercy Radio today, thank you and God bless you.

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Catholic 540-AM Divine Mercy Radio Pledge Drive April 2022 Opening Hearts to HIS Love

Please join North Carolina's Divine Mercy Radio from Wednesday, April 27 through Friday, April 29, 2022 as we take to the airwaves to share how YOUR Catholic radio station is changing lives by "Opening Hearts to HIS Love".

We also need you to please donate to our radio station.

Serving Catholic listeners across eastern and central North Carolina, Catholic 540-AM Divine Mercy Radio is proud to be an independently operated, volunteer-run lay apostolate sharing the good news of the Gospel.

We are also completely listener supported through donations and business underwriting...without listener donations we cannot stay on the air.

With your donations, we have not only been able to stay on the air, broadcasting great national EWTN and Relevant Radio shows like Mother Angelica Live, Catholic Connection with Teresa Tomeo, Patrick Madrid and Al Kresta, we’ve also created, produced and broadcast great LOCAL programs.

Whether you hear about terrific local Catholic presentations, speakers or events on Faithworks with Ellen White, learn about the lives of our wonderful local Catholic priests on Meet The Priest with Nicole Jungclas or enjoy amazing live broadcasts from events like the North Carolina Right to Life Rally in downtown Raleigh, YOUR DONATIONS allow all that to happen.

Please donate to keep our 100% Catholic, listener supported radio station (and FREE iPhone and Android app) on the air.

You can click HERE to donate now. Enter for special drawings of Hurricane Hockey Playoff tickets, and beautiful statues!

Thank you for listening and supporting Catholic 540-AM Divine Mercy Radio in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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Catholic 540-AM anchors Ellen White (l) and Peter K. O'Connell (r) interview Relevant Radio host Patrick Madrid during Ignited By Truth 2022. Photo: Greg Mintel

The volunteers of Catholic 540-AM Divine Mercy Radio were very honored to receive a series of professional photographs taken of our live broadcast team during Ignited By Trith 2022 in raleigh, NC

In the organized chaos of a day long live broadcast, our radio efforts caught the lens of photographer Greg Mintel who was covering the event.

We are so grateful for Greg’s talent and that he took the time to share with Catholic 540-AM these photos of our broadcast team at the event including Cecelia and Keith Flanary, Betty Rogosich, Ellen White and Peter K. O’Connell...along with many of the guests we interviewed.

Thank you Greg!

Divine Mercy Radio Executive Director Cecelia Flanary (l) and Board Chair Betty Rogosich (r) visit with a Catholic 540-AM listener at the station information table during Ignited By Truth 2022. Photo: Greg Mintel

Ellen White, host of FaithWorks with Ellen White, interviews a guest live on Catholic 540-AM during Ignited By Truth 2022. Photo: Greg Mintel

Divine Mercy Radio Chief Engineer and Board Member Keith Flanary keeping the live broadcast on-air, on-line and on-app during Ignited By Truth 2022. Photo: Greg Mintel

More guests visit the Catholic 540-AM Divine Mercy Radio station information table during the 2022 Ignited By Truth Catholic Conference at NC State's Reynolds Coliseum in Raleigh, NC. Photo: Greg Mintel

Prior to beginning Divine Mercy Radio's live radio show from Ignited By Truth 2022, anchor Peter K. O'Connell calls engineer Keith Flanary to do one last review of the broadcast's technical details. Photo: Greg Mintel

Joe Deaton, a parishoner at Saints Cyril and Methodius Byzantine Catholic Church in Cary, NC is interviewed live during Catholic 540-AM Divine Mercy Radio's broadcast of Ignited By Truth 2022.

Photo: Greg Mintel

Patrick Madrid, host of The Patrick Madrid Show (heard weekdays 10am-noon on Catholic 540-AM) speaks with co-anchors Peter K. O'Connell and Ellen White during Ignited By Truth 2022. Madrid was a presenter at the 19th annual Catholic Conference in Raleigh.

Photo: Greg Mintel

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