Radio offers perhaps the closest equivalent today of what Jesus was able to do with large groups through His preaching. Radio is an intimate medium, which can reach people on the street, in their cars or in their homes. –Pope John Paul II
Catholic radio is on the cutting edge of a nationwide movement to rebuild the cultural, moral and spiritual underpinning of our society. It is a strong reassuring voice of the faith-filled Catholic laity, working in partnership with clergy and Church leaders.
In South Carolina, Catholic radio began with faithful Catholics who wanted to bring the medium to the state. Through their efforts, Mediatrix SC, Inc, a 501(c)(3) a not-for-profit corporation was formed in December of 2002. Operating as Mediatrix Radio, they began broadcasting Catholic programming from the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) in June 2003 in the lowcountry over WQIZ 810-AM St. George, a 5000-watt station. A second station, WCKI 1300-AM, went on the air in the upstate in April 2004 broadcasting with a 1000 watt signal Our third station, WLTQ 730-AM, began broadcasting on the Coast at 5000 watts on February 1, 2011. The stations reach a wide audience with the life-changing message of the Gospel, the teachings of the Catholic Church, and a fresh moral perspective on critical issues and events. Our broadcasts counter the shallow assumptions of the secular media and, because radio is an intimate medium, our programming makes a difference in individual lives.
Catholic Radio has a small full-time staff supported by numerous volunteers who donate their time, talent and energy to keep Catholic radio on the air in South Carolina. The stations are able to operate through the generosity of listeners and supporters.
In order to fulfill its mission of evangelization throughout the state, Catholic radio in SC depends on donations to purchase stations and to also pay their operating costs. If you would like to support Catholic radio in South Carolina, please contact us today by email by phone 864-877-8458 or our mailing address is P.O. Box 905, Greer, SC 29652 .