Defenders of The Faith
FM Berkeley Springs, WV & 96.3 FM Hancock, MD
P.O. Box 1000, Berkeley Springs, West Virginia,
Pope Saint John
believed strongly in evangelization by the lay people and also
strongly believed in the use of television and radio in this
January 3, 2019
back on the past year it has been a great year. Our merger has gone
quite well. Our programming has gotten even better. Hardware failures
have been minimal and our income from our generous donors has been
satellite dish has still not been reinstalled, however our connections
to the Relevant Radio (RR) network has improved to the extent that the
reliability is even higher than the use of a satellite dish. We still
need the dish as a backup to our signal.
greatest need at this time is for a new Station Manager to replace Pat
Crosby who will soon be moving to Arizona. We need a local volunteer who
is either retired or is otherwise available during the day. We do have a
radio engineer, Mike Hurst, who takes care of hardware failures. He has
been with us for many years and is very reliable. Unfortunately, Mike
is not local but we have very few hardware problems. We
need a volunteer who is familiar with computers and is willing to put
some effort into making weekly changes to the transmitter program on a
weekly basis. It would also be helpful to record
some shows such as Semper Fi and do some editing. Please contact me if
you , or anyone y ou know, has an interest in taking over this position.
Please promote our free “Community Bulletin Board”. It can be a good service to the community plus increase our audience.
are open to program suggestions at any time. Of course we have
limitations as to when we can plug in our own programs; however, we are
fairly open on weekends. We are encouraging you to be as active as you
can in our broadcasting and Catholic evangelization.
you missed a local show, take advantage of our local programming
available for listening or downloading from Sound Cloud on the Internet.
Type, or copy and paste, the web address below into your search engine
and listen to some of the locally produced programs you may have missed
or you may wish to hear again. https://soundcloud.com/wdtfradio1079. Pat Crosby has improved the site by adding a photo of our station and making the selection of programs much easier. Thanks
to Sound Cloud you can sit at home and listen to any talk. Go to the
website listed above and then stroll down to the Carols or Teri’s Tea
Time talk as well as many of Father Leonard’s homilies and Father Jack’s
Semper Fi shows.
Crosby, our station manager, is out of the hospital and home. Pat is
slowly recovering and has been at the station to do some recording and
to do some other work. Please continue praying for his full recovery.
Thank you very much for your continued support!
Please patronize our business supporters who help keep us on the air.
include the Knights of Columbus, Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, Drs.
Paul and Pam Quarantillo, Carol Ambrose (Licensed Clinical Professional
Counselor), Berkeley Properties and the Hunter Anderson Funeral Home.
you are not doing so, please consider supporting us on a Monthly Basis
Radio Station Manager
Rev. Fr. Leonard Smith
Rev. Fr. Jack Lombardi
Rev. Fr. Frank Pavone
Catholic Radio Association