With the purchase of a station in Oakland, New Jersey, that reaches seven million people in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut, Relevant Radio now reaches over 145 million souls from coast-to-coast.
WVNJ 1160 AM joins Relevant Radio as the 70th Owned and Operated station in the network. “We are grateful to our bishops who have given their support in our endeavors to serve the Church in the New York City and Newark metro areas. Relevant Radio is committed to reaching people where they are. Combined with our stations in Los Angeles and Chicago, this acquisition strengthens our foothold in the three largest Catholic populations centers in the country. As always, we give thanks to Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, and all our generous listeners and supporters,” said Rev. Francis J. Hoffman, “Father Rocky”, Executive Director at Relevant Radio.
The FCC officially approved the purchase of the station on November 26, and the station began broadcasting at 10 am ET on Tuesday, November 27, 2018. Relevant Radio produces nearly 90 hours of original programming each week and also broadcasts premium content from other providers including the EWTN News Nightly and Bishop Barron’s Word on Fire, all heard on terrestrial stations, at RelevantRadio.com, and on the Relevant Radio mobile app.