BUFFALO — The Station of the Cross Catholic Radio Network is poised to attract a new generation of listeners seeking Catholic music from top artists across the United States. The radio network, which broadcasts Catholic programs on 101.7 FM, is now also playing Catholic music on 90.7 FM, iCatholicMusic.com, and the iCatholicMusic mobile app.
The 90.7 FM station and iCatholicMusic stream broadcast the same Catholic music, inspiring listeners to live the Gospel message and become engaged in the Catholic faith. Contemporary music by top Catholic artists is featured on weekdays and Saturdays, while traditional liturgical music, including Gregorian chant, is played Sunday mornings.
The music communicates good Christian messages and the truths of Catholic teaching in an entertaining, uplifting and positive way. Featured Catholic artists include Audrey Assad, Matt Maher, Sarah Hart, Collin Raye, The Josh Blakesly Band, Dan Francis, Dana Catherine and many more.
"We are moving into a new era where Catholic music can now also be heard through our network, in addition to programs that educate listeners about the Catholic faith," said Jim Wright, co-founder and president of The Station of the Cross.
Interspersed with music are "Truth Tidbits" based on solid Catholic teaching. Speakers range from contemporary Catholic evangelists like Chris Stefanick, Jason and Crystalina Evert, Sarah Swafford and Leah Darrow to classic speakers like St. Teresa of Calcutta, Venerable Fulton J. Sheen and Mother Angelica.
Made possible by the network's generous supporters, 90.7 FM and iCatholicMusic reach a new audience of Catholics and others who are yearning for faith. The network is excited about the potential of iCatholicMusic to attract technology-savvy listeners. The iCatholicMusic app can be downloaded for free on Apple or Android mobile devices by visiting the App store and searching for iCatholicMusic.
"In a world where our news, information and entertainment are literally in the palm of our hands, the message of the Good News of Jesus Christ must also be available to people everywhere they go," said Wright. "It's exciting to see iCatholicMusic reaching people from all walks of life with the Christian message."
While embracing new ways of reaching potential listeners, the network also remains committed to the regular programming that has been its mainstay since its founding on Aug. 15, 1999 (Feast of the Assumption). These programs can be heard on 101.7 FM, thestationothecross.com, the iCatholicRadio mobile app, podcasts on the website and mobile app, and by calling 712-832-8010.
The iCatholicRadio mobile app has a staggering global presence, with nearly 350,000 downloads from more than 122 countries. This reach is expected to grow significantly as a result of continuous enhancements to the app.
As a not-for-profit affiliate of the EWTN Global Catholic Radio Network, the network broadcasts a combination of national shows from EWTN Radio and Ave Maria Radio, as well as local productions.
For questions or more information, contact Zach Krajacic, vice president of operations at 716-392-7887 or visit www.thestationofthecross.com.