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Encyclopedia > Relevant Radio
Relevant Radio
Type Radio network
Country Flag of United States United States
Availability    United States
Owner Starboard Media Foundation
Key people Trish Leurck
Launch date December 12, 2000
Website www.relevantradio.com

Relevant Radio is a trademark of Starboard Media Foundation, and is the largest Catholic talk radio network in the United States, with 17 stations and 18 affiliates in 15 states. The network's National Headquarters and network studios are in Green Bay Wisconsin, with additional studios in Minneapolis, Minnesota and Chicago, IL. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... A radio network is a network system which distributes programming to multiple stations simultaneously, or slightly delayed, for the purpose of extending total coverage beyond the limits of a single broadcast signal. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Relevant Radio is a trademark of Starboard Media Foundation, and is the largest Catholic talk radio network in the United States, with 17 stations and 18 affiliates in 15 states. ... is the 346th day of the year (347th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Talk radio is a radio format which features discussion of topical issues. ... Green Bay may refer to: In geography: Green Bay, Wisconsin, United States Green Bay (Lake Michigan), a bay of Wisconsin Green Bay (town), Wisconsin, United States Green Bay, New Zealand Green Bay, Ontario, Canada In sports: Green Bay Blizzard, a professional arena football team Green Bay Bombers, an indoor football... This article is about the city in Minnesota. ... Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Area  Ranked 12th  - Total 87,014 sq mi (225,365 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 400 miles (645 km)  - % water 8. ...


The network airs a a variety of programming aimed at practicing Catholics, mostly in a listener-interactive talk format. "Morning Air", which the network describes as "a classic drive-time format that combines inspiration & entertainment" was the first program developed by Relevant Radio in 2003. The network now airs almost exclusively programming developed internally. It is the only Catholic radio network in the country to be recognized by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops as a national media outlet.

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History

The network was founded by a group of dedicated Roman Catholic business men, including Mark Follett of Allouez, Wisconsin, who had been the owner of Anchor Foods, an Appleton-based distributor of frozen appetizers. Starboard bought the license to a radio station in Kaukauna, Wisconsin (WJOK) that had been carrying all-sports programming, and turned it into an all-Catholic station, saying the call letters stood for "Jesus Our King." The station received its license from the FCC on December 12. 2000, the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, who is the patron saint of Relevant Radio. Allouez is a village located in Brown County in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. ... WJOK (1050 AM) is a radio station in Kaukauna, Wisconsin. ... is the 346th day of the year (347th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The network has rapidly grown to 17 stations, including five in the top 25 radio markets, and 18 affiliated stations that carry some or all of Relevant Radio programming. It also offers live streaming from its website and podcasts of favorite show segments.


The network's current chief executive officer is Trish Leurck. Leurck had been the Chief Development Officer until her appointment as CEO on September 12th, 2006.


Former CEO's include: Mark Follett (One of the founders of Relevant Radio), Richard L. Lyles (Host of Networks Saturday Show Lifeworks until its discontinuation in September 2006)


In July of 2006, the network began the first of two layoffs due to limited financial resources. The company reduced its force by nearly 30 people.


On October 18, 2006, the network announced it was laying off 28 additional employees, 14 of them at its Wisconsin headquarters. A staff of nearly 140 had been reduced significantly. In a release, the network said planned revenues for 2007 would not support the previous level of staffing. The network will not sell any stations or change its programming, the release said.


Station list

State City Callsign Freq. Area Website
Florida Fort Myers WMYR-AM 1410 Cape Coral-Fort Myers website
Naples WCNZ-AM 1660 Naples-Marco Island website
Indiana Gary WWCA-AM 1270 Chicagoland website
Illinois Sandwich WAUR-AM 930 Chicagoland website
Willow Springs WAIT-AM 820 Chicagoland website
Minnesota Minneapolis WLOL-AM 1330 Twin Cities website
Montana Bozeman KOFK-FM 98.3 Bozeman (affiliate) []
Helena KNEH-FM 97.3 Helena (affiliate) []
Pennsylvania Carnegie WZUM-AM 1590 Pittsburgh website
Texas Del Valle KIXL-AM 970 Austin website
Wisconsin Appleton WOVM-AM 91.1 Appleton website
Birnamwood WYNW-FM 92.9 Wausau website
Eau Claire WDVM-AM 1050 Eau Claire website
Kaukauna WJOK-AM 1050 Green Bay website
La Crosse WKBH-AM 1570 La Crosse website
Lake Geneva WZRK-AM 1550 Milwaukee website
Nekoosa WMMA-FM 93.9 Wisconsin Rapids website
Port Washington WPJP-FM 100.1 Milwaukee website
Poynette WHFA-AM 1240 Madison website

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This article is about the city in Indiana, USA, for other uses of Gary, see Gary (disambiguation). ... WWCA (1270 AM) is a radio station in Gary, Indiana. ... Chicagoland is an informal name for the Chicago metropolitan area, used primarily by copywriters, advertising agencies, native residents, and traffic reporters. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... Sandwich is a city located in DeKalb County, Illinois, La Salle County, Illinois and Kendall County, Illinois. ... WAUR (930 AM) is a radio station in Willow Springs, Illinois. ... Chicagoland is an informal name for the Chicago metropolitan area, used primarily by copywriters, advertising agencies, native residents, and traffic reporters. ... Willow Springs is a village located in Cook County, Illinois. ... WAIT (820 AM) is a radio station in Willow Springs, Illinois. ... Chicagoland is an informal name for the Chicago metropolitan area, used primarily by copywriters, advertising agencies, native residents, and traffic reporters. ... Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Area  Ranked 12th  - Total 87,014 sq mi (225,365 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 400 miles (645 km)  - % water 8. ... Nickname: Motto: En Avant (French: Forward) Location in Hennepin County and the state of Minnesota Coordinates: , Country United States State Minnesota Counties Hennepin Government  - Mayor R.T. Rybak (DFL) Area  - City 58. ... For the station at 99. ... A map of the Twin Cities metropolitan area. ... Official language(s) English Capital Helena Largest city Billings Area  Ranked 4th  - Total 147,165 sq mi (381,156 km²)  - Width 255 miles (410 km)  - Length 630 miles (1,015 km)  - % water 1  - Latitude 44°26N to 49°N  - Longitude 104°2W to 116°2W Population  Ranked... Bozeman is a city in southwestern Montana, USA. It is the county seat of Gallatin County. ... Bozeman is a city in southwestern Montana, USA. It is the county seat of Gallatin County. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 280 miles (455 km)  - Length 160 miles (255 km)  - % water 2. ... Carnegie is a borough located in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. ... WZUM (1590 AM) is a radio station in Carnegie, Pennsylvania. ... Nickname: Motto: Benigno Numine (With the Benevolent Deity) Location in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Coordinates: , Country United States Commonwealth Pennsylvania County Allegheny Founded November 25, 1758 Incorporated April 22, 1794 (borough)   March 18, 1816 (city) Government  - Mayor Luke Ravenstahl (D) Area  - City 151. ... Official language(s) No official language See languages of Texas Capital Austin Largest city Houston Largest metro area Dallas–Fort Worth Metroplex Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 261,797 sq mi (678,051 km²)  - Width 773 miles (1,244 km)  - Length 790 miles (1,270 km)  - % water 2. ... Del Valle (Texas) Del Valle (pronounced is a census-designated place (CDP) in Travis County, Texas, United States. ... Nickname: Location in the state of Texas Coordinates: , Country United States State Texas Counties Travis County Government  - Mayor Will Wynn Area  - City  296. ... Official language(s) None Capital Madison Largest city Milwaukee Area  Ranked 23rd  - Total 65,498 sq mi (169,790 km²)  - Width 260 miles (420 km)  - Length 310 miles (500 km)  - % water 17  - Latitude 42°30N to 47°3N  - Longitude 86°49W to 92°54W Population  Ranked... Appleton is a city in the U.S. state of Wisconsin, on the Fox River, 100 miles (161 km) north of Milwaukee. ... Appleton is a city in the U.S. state of Wisconsin, on the Fox River, 100 miles (161 km) north of Milwaukee. ... Birnamwood is a village located in Wisconsin. ... Wausau is a suburb of Merrill, WI and is the county seat of Marathon County, Wisconsin. ... Location within the state of Wisconsin. ... WDVM (1050 AM) is a radio station in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. ... Location within the state of Wisconsin. ... Kaukauna (pron. ... WJOK (1050 AM) is a radio station in Kaukauna, Wisconsin. ... It has been suggested that Green Bay Police Department be merged into this article or section. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Location of Lake Geneva, Wisconsin Road sign Image:Http://taylor. ... Nickname: Location of Milwaukee in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Coordinates: , County Milwaukee Government  - Mayor Tom Barrett Area  - City  97 sq mi (251. ... Nekoosa is a city located in Wood County, Wisconsin. ... WMMA (93. ... Wisconsin Rapids is a city in Wood County, Wisconsin, United States. ... Port Washington is a city in and the county seat of Ozaukee County in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. ... WPJP is a radio station licensed to Port Washington, Wisconsin, and licensed to Starboard Media Foundation, Inc. ... Nickname: Location of Milwaukee in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Coordinates: , County Milwaukee Government  - Mayor Tom Barrett Area  - City  97 sq mi (251. ... Poynette is a village located in Columbia County, Wisconsin. ... Nickname: Location of Madison in Dane County, Wisconsin Coordinates: , Municipality City Incorporated 1848 Government  - Mayor Dave Cieslewicz Area  - City 219. ...

Sources

  • "Catholic network calls Green Bay home", Green Bay News-Chronicle, date uncertain, 2004. (Newspaper now defunct)

External links

  • Relevant Radio

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