Contact: Richael Lucero, Catholic Answers
SAN DIEGO, Dec. 28, 2017 /Christian Newswire
/ -- As of January 1, 2018, radio stations owned by Relevant Radio® will no longer carry Catholic Answers Live, for years the top-rated Catholic radio show in the U.S.
In 2017, Relevant Radio merged with the West Coast-based Immaculate Heart Radio, a network that had carried the two-hour call-in show live 3-5 p.m. Pacific Time. Catholic Answers, which for twenty years has produced Catholic Answers Live, could not come to an agreement with Relevant Radio, which sought exclusive broadcast and branding rights for the popular franchise.
As a result, the show will no longer be available over the airwaves in the U.S. West, the home turf of the San Diego-based show.
"Both parties worked at length in good faith to find a way to cooperate in the Lord's vineyard," said Christopher Check, president of Catholic Answers. "For the time being, we have not been successful."
Catholic Answers Live will continue to air live on more than 350 EWTN-affiliated radio stations and SiriusXM satellite radio, as well as via the Catholic Answers Live app and live-streaming video via Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and Periscope.
"We are hopeful that in the future we will be able to work hand-in-hand with (Relevant Radio Executive Director/CEO) Fr. Francis Hoffman and the good folks at Relevant to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ," Check said.
Catholic Answers Live listeners in the areas of the U.S. within the broadcast reach of Relevant Radio can still listen to or watch the program live weekdays 3-5 p.m. Pacific Time (6-8 p.m. Eastern) at:
Catholic Answers Live app: www.catholic.com/audio/app
Facebook Live: www.facebook.com/catholicanswers/
YouTube Live: www.youtube.com/user/catholiccom
Twitter/Periscope: twitter.com/catholiccom Catholic Answers is the largest lay-run Catholic apologetics and evangelization organization in the U.S. Through media—including radio; Catholic.com and Catholic Answers Forums, the world's largest online discussion community; the printed word, including books, pamphlets, and a national magazine; free online videos and for-sale DVDs; live conferences and seminars; and one-on-one contact via email and phone—it works to help Catholics grow in their faith, bring former Catholics home, and lead non-Catholics into the fullness of the truth.