The means of social communications have become so important as to be for many the chief means of information and education, of guidance and inspiration in their behavior as individuals, families and within society at large.
-- Mission of the Redeemer, 37
The latest media of social communication are indispensable means for evangelization, and enlightening the minds and heart of men. They also contribute towards cooperation in furthering human progress by a Christian leavening of the social order.
-- Communio et progressio, 163
 
[H]e calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. And when he has let out his own sheep, he goes before them: and the sheep follow him, because they know his voice
-- (Jn, 10).
 

Unifies and Fortifies

Despite rumors to the contrary, the Catholic Church is alive and thriving, and now we can hear all about it on the radio! That’s really Good News!! -- Listener, The Presence Network in Maine.

In the business of media, secular values reign supreme. Many voices compete for attention, making it difficult for your voice to be heard. Catholic radio serves as a platform to amplify your voice amidst the noise of the world. No matter where you are, or what you are working on, Catholics can hear your message through Catholic radio.

Every Catholic apostolate strives to complete the work of the New Evangelization as outlined by the Vatican in 1992:

Catholic media work is not simply one more program alongside all the rest of the Church's activities: …[social] communications should be an integral part of every pastoral plan, for it has something to contribute to virtually every other apostolate, ministry, and program. -- Aetatis Novae , 17

Radio, which is used routinely by 93% of Americans, can easily build a wider diocesan community. From promoting local Catholic events, to giving pastors time on the air, to tailoring local programs to fit the needs of your diocese, Catholic radio apostolates seek to build up the Body of Christ through formation and information.

Combined with other efforts at evangelization, this will produce a more engaged, educated, and passionate community that is marked by its virtue and prayerfulness. In this individualistic world of iPhones, Twitter and blogs, Catholic radio connects listeners with their local and universal Church.

Many priests and bishops have seen the impact of Catholic radio on their parishes:

Catholic radio is one of the most effective ways we have to get our message out to our people and beyond. – Most Reverend Richard J. Malone, Bishop of Portland in Maine
Mass attendance, confession, RCIA and giving are all up due to Catholic radio - Msgr. Lawrence Moran
Catholic radio allows me to articulate the depths of the Sunday liturgy to people well beyond our parish boundaries. I reach out to people on the margins of society and church. I also help educate people about other people who live only on the fringes of society. Through the profound stories of suffering, I connect Christ’s passion, death and resurrection to the mission of Church beyond the sanctuary. – Fr. Ron Raab

Many individuals are grateful for the catechesis provided by Catholic radio:

Catholic radio makes me feel encouraged and connected. It gave me confidence knowing that there are committed Catholics out there and that there are firm foundations for everything that we believe. (Catholic Radio Listener Survey 2010)
It's given me courage to live my faith more publicly, like making the sign of the cross before eating in a restaurant, knowing what to say to people when the topic of faith comes up, and sharing my faith in a non-threatening way with others as I encounter them in my work. (Catholic Radio Listener Survey 2010)

Could Catholic radio bring about similar results in your diocese? Would souls in your diocese benefit from hearing your voice more often?