Redeemer Radio, AM 1450 WLYV Fort Wayne and 89.9 FM WRRO Edon/Angola, raised $201,511 during its semi-annual Sharathon in October. During the three-day, 36-hour event, the station received 1,381 pledges from individuals and businesses via phone, mail, and even walk-ins to the station. The funds will help assist with operating expenses for the listener-supported station that serves the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend, as well as the Northwest corner of the Diocese of Toledo. The Sharathon also makes it possible for listener-supported Redeemer Radio to continue to serve the community by means of Catholic radio and sharing the truth and beauty of the Catholic Faith.
Redeemer Radio would like to thank everyone in the community who prayed for, volunteered and pledged to the Fall Hands of Christ Sharathon. Over 500 volunteers and studio guests made the Sharathon successful by giving their time during the three day fundraiser. Buck and Julianne Toenges, chair couple for the event, commented: “We were overwhelmed by the kindness of everyone during fall 2013 Sharathon. The generosity of the volunteers, with their time and talent, and the listeners, with their contributions and words of encouragement, made our ‘job’ as Chair Couple not just easy, but truly a blessing!"
A different parish, school or community outreach organizations was highlighted each hour of the Sharathon. Studio guests talked about how they and their community were the hands of Christ to those around them and shared what was going on at their parish, school or organization. Sharathon callers and volunteers often declare Sharathon to be some of their favorite Redeemer Radio programming as we celebrate our faith with the local area community.
Redeemer Radio broadcasts the Catholic faith to listeners in the Fort Wayne area on AM 1450 and in Northeast Indiana and Northwest Ohio on 89.9 FM. Both stations air EWTN and Ave Maria Radio Network programs as well as locally-produced shows and specials. It is Fort Wayne’s source for University of Saint Francis, High School and CYO Football in the fall, along with boys and girls High School basketball in the winter/spring.
Redeemer Radio will broadcast their semi-annual Fall Sharathon Celebration from its East State Boulevard studios October 23, 24 and 25 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The listener-supported station serves the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend as well as portions of Northwest Ohio in the Diocese of Toledo.
Learn about all of the great events happening in the community and faith-filled stories as Redeemer Radio celebrates the Hands of Christ Sharathon. Dozens of area priests, parishioners and community leaders will fill Sharathon by showcasing each hour through sharing of their stories, and how they are being the Hands of Christ in the parishes and through community outreach.
Buck and Julianne Toenges are the Sharathon Chair couple and will be joining Redeemer Radio for the three days of Sharathon. The guest line-up includes Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades, a call in from Bishop Leonard Blair of Toledo, The Franciscan Brothers Minor, The Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist located at St. Felix in Huntington, St. Vincent, St. Charles, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, St. Jude Parishes, Bishop Dwenger and Bishop Luers High Schools, among many other parishes and community resources. Visit Redeemer Radio’s website for the complete Sharathon line-up
Funds from the Hands of Christ Fall 2013 Sharathon cover the operating expenses of the stations. The Sharathon also makes it possible for listener-supported Redeemer Radio to continue to serve the community by means of Catholic radio and sharing the truth and beauty of the Catholic faith.
During Sharathon, pledges from individuals and businesses are taken by phone at 260-436-1450 (toll-free 1-888-436-1450); online at www.RedeemerRadio.comor delivered in-person to the station on East State Boulevard.