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California parish broadcasts broadcasts on low-powered radio


A parish priest in the US is broadcasting the Message of the Gospel from his parish's own small-scale FM radio station.

The mellow voiced Fr John Boll's broadcasts are capable of reaching every Catholic, and non-Catholic. living within a 16 km radius of Holy Rosary Parish in Woodland, where he is parish priest.

"It was an opportunity for us to try some new things, do some good theological programming, a place to play good music," said Fr Boll. "It was an opportunity for us as a church community to learn more about what other churches are doing."

Late last year, the priest with a mellow voice made for radio welcomed listeners to KYLO, 93.3 FM, broadcasting from Holy Rosary's community centre. Its around-the-clock programming currently includes live Sunday Masses in English and Spanish as well as music, with a call-in show and new programs to be added.

In 1999, Fr Boll commenced a controversial radio station at a previous parish in Sacramento, California.

SOURCE
Catholic World News

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3 Apr 2003