"I'm an atheist, but I can't stop listening to you!"
"I left the church years ago because they weren't talking to me; listening to you makes me feel I should give it another chance."
Just two of many comments from listeners of Immaculate Heart Radio programs.
Everyone feels the power of radio in news, secular music, and pop culture. But in recent years, radio has become a powerful voice in America. According to the national media ratings source Arbitron-Nielsen, 93% of everyone who lives in the U. S. listens to radio each week and the Immaculate Heart Radio Network has attempted to capitalize on this opportunity. Since its inception in 1997, it has rapidly grown to 33 radio stations and FM translators in the 5 Western states plus Hawaii.
Today, we are seeing convincing proof that Immaculate Heart Radio is reaching fallen away Catholics, Protestants and even atheists, engaging them in honest and sincere discussion of the Catholic faith in the light of current events. This new programming philosophy, which launched in November, has already doubled the number of weekly listeners to the Immaculate Heart Radio Network.
The October 13 Catholics@Work speaker is Dick Jenkins, General Manager of Immaculate Heart Radio (“IHR”), who will explain the power of the station's new programming initiatives in support of the Church's New Evangelization efforts.
Dick will explain how IHR has changed the nature of on-air call-in exchanges from an argument to a collaborative search for the truth. He describes this metamorphosis as "moving from judging people who do not share our values, to finding absolute truth together - and in this regard, the Catholic Church has centuries of wisdom to share."
Jenkins came to IHR with 39 years of experience in both non-commercial and commercial radio. As the former CEO and President of the K-LOVE Radio Network, he was able to grow it (with the help of a great team) from a one radio station to a network of 267 FM stations in 46 states, prior to his “retirement” in 2008. He also helped start Spirit Radio, the first national Christian radio network licensed in the Republic of Ireland and today continues to serve on its Board of Director’s.
Dick will also share with us his own amazing faith journey from being a Southern Baptist, a charismatic minister and then his remarkable journey to Catholicism.
Diana Nagy, president of Catholics@Work says, "The Church has lagged on understanding how media can spread the word since the days of Bishop Fulton J. Sheen."
Nagy continues, "Dick is helping Immaculate Heart Radio to the forefront of the New Evangelization movement and reclaiming a leadership position in guiding people home to Jesus and His Church. Put this on your calendar today and be sure to bring your family and friends for the breakfast on October 13."
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