Baraga Broadcasting Radio Network is a non-profit Catholic radio ministry that owns and operates radio stations across northern Michigan, broadcasting Catholic programming 24-hour a day, 365 days per year. Part of a growing movement of Catholic radio stations across the country, Baraga Broadcasting began in the Diocese of Gaylord in 2006 with a small studio across from the National Shrine of the Cross in the Woods in Indian River. Baraga Broadcasting has now grown into a network of six stations that reaches from Lake Michigan to Lake Huron and north to Sault Saint Marie in the Upper Peninsula into the Diocese of Marquette.
Baraga Broadcasting proudly bears the name of Venerable Frederic Baraga (link to Bishop Baraga page), the first Bishop of Marquette and who is credited with bringing the Catholic Faith to our region in the mid-19th Century. He was known for ministering to the people via canoe, snowshoe, horseback, or by whichever means necessary to reach people with the Gospel of Christ. Baraga Broadcasting continues his legacy of evangelization to the dioceses of Gaylord and Marquette by sharing the message of God’s love over the airwaves in northern Michigan. (To learn more about Bishop Baraga, visit www.dioceseofmarquette.org.)
Baraga Broadcasting is non-profit 501(c)(3) listener-funded Catholic ministry dedicated to serving the dioceses of Gaylord and Marquette with Catholic radio. With a dedicated staff and committed volunteers, Baraga Broadcasting is a growing ministry that seeks to serve the Church for generations to come. The Board of Directors represents communities and parish from across the listening area. In addition, Baraga Broadcasting maintains satellite studios in St. Francis High School in Traverse City at Holy Family Catholic School in East Tawas.
“For the new evangelization to be effective, it is essential to have a deep understanding of the culture of our time in which the social communications media are most influential. Therefore, knowledge and use of the media, whether the more traditional forms or those which technology has produced in recent times, is indispensable. Contemporary reality demands a capacity to learn the language, nature and characteristics of mass media. Using the media correctly and competently can lead to a genuine enculturation of the Gospel.” – Pope St. John Paul II, Ecclesia in America, 72