Redeemer Radio, a Catholic broadcasting company, has entered into an agreement to purchase 95.7 FM ESPN Radio (WAOR) from Talking Stick Communications for an undisclosed price.
“Many in the Michiana area have been praying for permanent Catholic Radio for years,” explains Mike Landrigan, Redeemer Radio Board Chair. “As early as 2006, members of a local organization, the St. Thomas More Foundation, were broadcasting Catholic Radio on an AM station. In 2010, four members of the foundation joined the Redeemer Radio board with the specific goal we’ve announced today. Since May of 2013 there has been no Catholic Radio in the South Bend area. We are grateful for the prayers and hard work of so many, now that we can bring local Catholic Radio – Redeemer Radio – to a large regional audience in the middle of the FM dial Michiana.”
The sale is subject to FCC approval, which is expected in 90 to 120 days.
Both organizations have also signed a Local Operating Agreement, which would allow Redeemer Radio to begin operating 95.7 FM prior to final regulatory approval.