FORT WAYNE - On Wednesday, October 22 through Friday, October 24 from 7am to 7pm, Redeemer Radio celebrated their Fall Sharathon at their Mary Cross Tippmann Broadcast Center studios, Fort Wayne. The event raises necessary funds to help cover the operating expenses of their listener-supported radio stations.
The 18th, semi-annual, Sharathon was one of firsts. It was the first time that listeners in the greater Michiana area heard Sharathon on 95.7 FM as well as the first time that Sharathon was heard on three FM stations: 106.3 FM (Greater Fort Wayne), 95.7 FM (Michiana), and 89.9 FM (NE Indiana/NW Ohio). Contribution amounts made it the most successful Fall Sharathon to date. Another record breaker during Sharathon was the number of turkeys donated to the Franciscan Center by Tim Didier Meats. Over 190 turkeys were donated to the Franciscan Center to Tim Didier Meats through contributions of our donors.
Sharathon drew over 450 volunteers and guests, consisting of priests, school principals, students, religious and lay ministers, covering 36 hours of on-air fundraising, phone bank operation, food donation, and pledge maintenance. The theme for this Sharathon was Now is the Time. Studio guests shared with listeners on how lives are being impacted and changed through the work and outreach of their parishes, schools and ministries.
Chair couple, Joe and Katie Brown, said of the event “[There were] many dedicated staff and volunteers who came together to make Sharathon a success. Sharathon is a celebration of our blessed Catholic community. We were blessed to see God in action throughout Sharathon.”
Donations are still being accepted for Sharathon. Anyone can pledge online at RedeemerRadio.com, by phone 888-436-1450 or in person. The Spring Sharathon for Redeemer Radio will be held Wednesday, April 29 through Friday, May 1, 2015.