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Holy Family Communications Expanding to Boston

July 17th, 2010, Promulgated by b a

This is a huge story. God bless the work that is done by Holy Family Communications! Catholic Radio is perhaps one of the most uplifting stories of the last 10 years. If you are financially able, I’d strongly suggest you support The Station of the Cross

The New York-based Holy Family Communications has announced the purchase of a Boston-area radio station, which will provide Catholic radio to the area’s 5.5 million inhabitants. The new station at WBIX 1060 AM is expected to be operational by All Saints Day, which falls on Nov. 1. Previously the channel had a financial news and discussion format.

During their visit to the EWTN monastery in the mid-1990s, EWTN foundress Mother Angelica told Holy Family Communications founders Jim and Joanne Wright to go home to Buffalo, New York and start a Catholic radio apostolate.

The Wrights, who had no radio or media experience, launched the Station of the Cross to bring Catholic Radio to western New York. Dedicated to Our Lady of Fatima, it began broadcasting in August 1999 on WLOF 101.7 FM Buffalo.

Another station, WHIC 1460 AM Rochester, began broadcasting in July 2003 and is dedicated to Our Lady’s Most Holy and Immaculate Conception.

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2 Responses to “Holy Family Communications Expanding to Boston”

  1. Nerina says:

    May God continue to bless their efforts!

  2. Mike says:

    According to an article in the archdiocesan newspaper,

    The station will broadcast at 50,000 watts, the same signal strength as major secular stations …

    WQOM is expected to reach about 5.5 million people spread over the entire Archdiocese of Boston and several communities in neighboring dioceses such as Manchester, N.H., Providence, R.I., Worcester, and Fall River said Scot Landry, the archdiocese’s Catholic media secretary.

    This is great news for the Boston area.

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