DAILY CATHOLIC     FRI-SAT-SUN     July 23-25, 1999     vol. 10, no. 137

NEWS & VIEWS
from a CATHOLIC perspective

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CATHOLIC FAMILY RADIO EXPANDS ITS BASES

          WASHINGTON, D.C., JUL 22 (ZENIT).- Catholic Family Radio (CFR), a chain of radio stations designed to provide healthy programming for families, has recently bought seven more stations, bringing its total to fourteen. This new period of expansion is designed to better consolidate its position in the U.S. market.

          One of the most significant new markets is San Francisco, where the CFR has acquired KDIA, a North Bay AM station, originally carrying African-American programming. An estimated 1.5 million Catholics live within reception range of this transmitter, some 25% of the population in this area, according to a report in ACI.

          The remaining stations acquired by CFR are in New England, opening an audience of 7.6 million persons to the chain. The chain already operated stations in Denver, Chicago, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Milwaukee, Philadelphia, and Minneapolis/St. Paul.

          CFR hopes to address recent moral debates with its programming, providing consistent Catholic material and hourly news, 24 hours a day. Its motto is "Building Families through Faith." According to its web page, "The goal of CFR is to seek out unique personalities who are likable and who can relate real life events, issues and problems to scripture and God's wisdom in a way which is inspiring, meaningful, and entertaining."

          "Ultimately, our goal will be to help our listeners become better parents, friends and citizens, thus happier individuals," says CFR.

          On their web page (http://www.catholicfamilyradio.com), the network also offers the opportunity to listen to the broadcasts live over the Internet using Real Audio technology. ZE99072220


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July 23-25, 1999       volume 10, no. 137
NEWS & VIEWS

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