BUFFALO - 101.7 FM WLOF Catholic Radio will provide listeners with exclusive live radio coverage of the canonization of Mother Teresa on September 4, 2016, in conjunction with the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) Radio.
This historic event will be broadcast live from the Vatican. Coverage will include the canonization Mass and other special programming, featuring reflections and analysis by top experts about Mother Teresa's impact and the legacy she left behind.
There are several ways to listen to the canonization: (1) on 101.7 FM; (2) the station's website - TheStationOfTheCross.com; (3) iCatholicRadio mobile app; (4) by telephone - (712) 832-8010.
"We are pleased to be providing live, complete coverage of Mother Teresa's canonization," said Jim Wright, president of The Station of the Cross Catholic Radio Network. "Because of our affiliation with EWTN with its many inside sources, we are uniquely positioned to broadcast this historic event. "
Wright added, "With our expanded listening options, a growing social media presence, and numerous technological enhancements, we expect to draw many listeners and provide an optimal listening experience."
During the canonization, some of 101.7 FM's regularly scheduled programs will be preempted, while others will continue to be broadcast with a focus on Mother Teresa's life.
All regularly scheduled programming will return Monday, September 5.
Zach Krajacic, vice president of operations, said, "The canonization of Mother Teresa comes in the midst of a growing resurgence of the Church, especially in Africa and Asia. We are blessed to have as a role model a great modern-day saint who ministered and evangelized in that part of the world. Her canonization is sure to help reinforce the renewed energy and enthusiasm in the Catholic Church, both in the area she served and the whole world."101.7 FM WLOF Catholic Radio is a not-for-profit, listener-supported lay organization dedicated to meeting the spiritual needs of the community through radio programming, print, new media and community action. The station broadcasts quality programming 24 hours a day, seven days a week, offering a combination of national shows from EWTN Radio (e.g., Ave Maria Radio, Catholic Answers) and local productions (e.g., Calling All Catholics, daily Mass, and the recitation of the Rosary). Founded in 1999, the radio network broadcasts in Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, and Elmira (NY); Boston, MA; Erie and Oil City (PA); and northeastern Ohio.