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Care-a-thon: keep Catholic radio in the Diocese

Spirit Catholic Radio to host bi-annual membership drive

OMAHA (SNR/SCR) – Spirit Catholic Radio will host its “Spring Care-a-thon” Monday, March 27 through Friday, March 31 from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

It will include stories of hope and inspiration, testimonials from listeners, and compelling words from Lincoln Diocese priests and area bishops.

As a non-profit radio apostolate, Spirit Catholic Radio depends on the generosity of donors and business underwriters to spread the Gospel message throughout the heartland. During the Care-a-thon, pledges are called in from listeners from more than 200 communities in Nebraska and western Iowa. Care-a-thon pledges may also be made online any time at spiritcatholicradio.com.

“The success of our Spring Care-a-thon would not be possible without the prayers and support of our listeners,” said Jim Carroll, executive director of Spirit Catholic Radio. “We are grateful for the opportunity to work together and share the love of Jesus Christ through this radio apostolate.”

Many priests and religious from the Lincoln Diocese and across the coverage area join Spirit Catholic Radio during the Care-a-thon for live interviews, along with lay people representing different organizations such as the Knights of Columbus, youth ministries and pro-life groups.

On-air membership drives are held in the spring and fall to cover the operational expenses of the station, such as utilities, salaries, licenses, production, programming, and equipment.
Spirit Catholic Radio is the area’s only Catholic radio station heard across most of Nebraska, western Iowa and other parts of the Midwest. Spirit Catholic Radio streams online at spiritcatholicradio.com and can be heard on the radio at 102.7 FM in Lincoln and Omaha, 91.5 FM in Hastings, Grand Island and Kearney, 90.1 FM in North Platte, and across other parts of the state. To view a full list of signals and programming, visit spiritcatholicradio.com.

 

Spirit Catholic Radio honors individuals at annual dinner

OMAHA (SNR/SCR) – Spirit Catholic Radio recently recognized several individuals from across the listening area during their annual Spirit Celebration Dinner held Feb. 28 at Creighton Preparatory School in Omaha.

Those honored with “Volunteer of the Year” awards were Joe Means of Fremont, Anna Sullivan of Lincoln and Dennis Schuster of Grand Island. The volunteers were honored for sharing their time and talent to advance the mission of Spirit Catholic Radio, which is to bring more people to Christ by sharing the Gospel message.

The Missionary Benedictine Sisters of Norfolk were honored with the “Spirit Angel” award. They have been long-time spiritual prayer partners and supporters of Spirit Catholic Radio and have also helped the network by graciously acting as a pick-up location for listeners to pick up premiums and other items in Northeast Nebraska.

The “Spirit Award” was given to Christopher Check, president of Catholic Answers, who was also the keynote speaker for the evening. Catholic Answers LIVE is aired on Spirit Catholic Radio every weekday from 5 to 7 p.m. CDT.

Spirit Catholic Radio is the area’s only Catholic radio station heard across most of Nebraska, western Iowa and other parts of the Midwest. Spirit Catholic Radio streams online at spiritcatholicradio.com and can be heard on the radio at 102.7 FM in Omaha and Lincoln, 91.5 FM in central Nebraska, 88.3 FM in northeast Nebraska, 90.1 FM in North Platte, 89.3 FM in Chadron, and other locations across the state.

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