The EWTN Global Catholic Radio Network announced some big news this morning:
This is big news. The station's 50,000 watts daytime signal— a blowtorch — will completely blanket all of DC, and will extend into large parts of the surrounding states of Maryland, Virgina, and Pennsylvania. This is muy good news, amigos. Muy, muy good.W-M-E-T 1160 AM is now on the air… serving our nation's capital — Washington DC!Congratulations to Len Oswald, Toya Hall, Doug Pearson and all involved with Guadalupe Radio to help make this happen!Washington DC is the number 9 ranked radio market in the country, and with a powerful 50,000 watts, the station will be available to an estimated 5 million people throughout the DC metro.This is a great victory for Our Lord and His Church.... A big, big welcome to all our new listeners now hearing EWTN Radio on Guadalupe Radio in Washington, DC — WMET 1160 AM!
It will be very interesting to see how this new influx of robust, orthodox, aredently pro-life Catholic voices (Fr. Corapi, Scott Hahn, Catholic Answers Live, etc.) will be received by the locals, especially by those CINO types who infest the corridors of power in that town. (Take note, Nancy Pelosi!)
On a personal note, I'm particularly pleased by this new station going live today because my own EWTN radio show, the "Open Line" broadcast (Thursdays from 3-5 p.m. ET) will have its debut today, the same day the station debuts its new format of 24/7 Catholic programming. Hoo ha.
And the secular media has picked up on this story.