Divine Mercy Radio is a lay apostolate dedicated to sharing the truth and beauty, and the love and joy of the Catholic faith primarily through radio. Our mission is to strengthen Catholics in their faith, to invite fallen-away Catholics back to the faith, and to inform non-Catholics of the gospel of Jesus through programming which proclaims His message of truth, mercy, and love.
We were established as a 501c3 non-profit organization in 2008. Our goal has always been to purchase a large radio station, but in the Raleigh area that is very difficult. We have been able to start a couple low power FMs during our journey and finally have the opportunity to purchase a large AM station, 540AM. We have entered into an agreement to purchase the station for $892K, which includes the license, towers, broadcasting equipment and 44 acres of land. Our goal includes the cost of the station, $46K to fix small issues and upgrade the station to 10,000 Watts, and $60K for the cost of one year to run the station.
FCC approval will take a few months so we are looking to close on the station in May or June. At that time we would love to have enough money to pay in cash, but if not Notre Dame Credit Union with help us with a loan of up to 70% of the value. If we go that route our goal would be to pay off the loan within a couple years.
We have been very blessed with this opportunity and hope you will join us in making the Catholic Radio in NC a reality. God Bless you!!
The Divine Mercy Radio Team