Relevant Radio
TypeRadio network
FormatCatholic radio
Key people
Rev. Francis Joseph Hoffman, JCD, CEO and Chairman of the Board; Drew Mariani, Show Host; Patrick Madrid, Show Host.
Launch dateDecember 12, 2000 (2000-12-12)
AvailabilityUnited States
WebcastListen live

Relevant Radio (corporate name Relevant Radio, Inc.) is a radio network in the United States, mainly broadcasting talk radio and religious programming involving the Catholic Church. Relevant Radio broadcasts "talk radio for Catholic life" over a network of 206 stations. Relevant Radio owns and operates 133 stations, and distributes programs to an additional 73 affiliates.

Relevant Radio is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization headquartered in Lincolnshire, Illinois, with additional studios in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

The network airs a variety of programming aimed at Catholics and others interested in the Catholic Church.


The network was founded by a group of Catholic businessmen, including Bob Atwell and John Cavil (who founded WJOK in 2000) and Mark Follett, who had been the owner of Anchor Foods, an Appleton, Wisconsin-based distributor of frozen appetizers. Starboard Media Foundation, Inc. bought the license to a radio station in Kaukauna, Wisconsin, that had been carrying all-sports programming, and turned it into an all-Catholic station, saying the call letters stood for "Jesus Our King". The station received its license from the Federal Communications Commission on December 12, 2000, the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, who is the patron saint of Relevant Radio along with Pope John Paul II.

"Morning Air", which the network describes as "a classic drive-time format that combines inspiration & entertainment" was the first program developed by Relevant Radio in 2003.

On October 13, 2016, Relevant Radio announced that it would merge with Loomis, California-based Immaculate Heart Radio, which owned and operated 36 stations in the western United States at the time of the merger.[1] The merger was completed on July 31, 2017, with all stations being licensed to Immaculate Heart Media, Inc., while Relevant Radio continued as the on-air branding.[2] The corporate name was changed to Relevant Radio, Inc. in February 2020.[3]

In 2019, Immaculate Heart Media purchased 13 AM stations and seven translators from Salem Media Group.[4][5][6]

In October 2019, Immaculate Heart purchased the 6 radio stations owned by Northern Michigan-based Baraga Broadcasting, as well as assuming the LMA of affiliate station WMQU, which is currently owned by Blarney Stone Broadcasting.[7] On May 17, 2021, the five stations carrying Relevant Radio's Spanish-language service began carrying the English-language network.

In 2022 and 2023, Relevant Radio acquired stations in Baltimore, Maryland; Seattle, Washington; Tucson, Arizona; Honolulu, Hawaii; Toledo, Ohio; Detroit; Chicago; Austin, Texas and Houston.

Station list

English language stations

Owned and operated stations[8]
State Location Call sign Frequency Area
Arizona Mesa KIHP 1310 Phoenix metropolitan area
Phoenix K275CP 102.9 Phoenix metropolitan area
Tanque Verde KWCX-FM 104.9 Northern Cochise County
Tucson K285DL 104.9 Tucson
California Arroyo Grande KIHC 890 San Luis Obispo and Santa Maria
Bakersfield K259DA 99.7 Bakersfield
Eureka KIHH 1400 Humboldt Bay
Frazier Park KJPG 1050 Bakersfield area
Fresno K264CK 100.7 Fresno
Greenville KPJP 89.3 Sierra Nevada area
Lemoore KJOP 1240 Visalia-Tulare area
Lemoore K231DC 94.1 Lemoore
Los Angeles KHJ 930 Los Angeles metropolitan area
Madera KHOT 1250 Madera-Fresno area
Modesto KMPH 840 Modesto area
Modesto K250BR 97.9 Modesto
San Bernardino KKDD 1290 Inland Empire
San Francisco KSFB 1260 San Francisco Bay Area
San Francisco K269FB 101.7 San Francisco
Soquel KYAA 1200 Monterey area
Stockton KWG 1230 Stockton
Stockton K224FB 92.7 Stockton
Susanville KPKW 90.3 Susanville
Truckee K227AW 93.3 Truckee
Vista KCEO 1000 Western San Diego County
West Sacramento KSMH 1620 Sacramento area
Walnut Creek K285FA 104.9 Contra Costa County
Colorado Arvada KDMT 1690 Denver
Florida Atlantic Beach WZNZ 1600 Jacksonville
Coral Gables WQOS 1080 Miami–Fort Lauderdale
Eustis WIGW 90.3 Lake County
Fort Myers WMYR 1410 Lee County
Fort Myers Beach W294AN 106.7 Lee County
Jacksonville WQOP 1460 Jacksonville
Jacksonville W229CZ 93.7 Jacksonville
Marco Island WCNZ 1660 Collier County / Florida Keys
Miami W249DM 97.7 Miami
St. Petersburg WWMI 1380 Tampa Bay
Winter Park WQOP 1080 Greater Orlando
Georgia Atlanta WAFS 1190 Atlanta
Hawaii Kihei KCIK 740 Maui County
Illinois Belleville WSDZ 1260 St. Louis
Chicago WNTD 950 Chicago
Sandwich WKBM 930 West suburban Chicago
Indiana Gary WWCA 1270 South suburban Chicago
Nappanee WRDI 95.7 South Bend
Kentucky Lexington W235AK 94.9 Lexington
Nicholasville WMJR 1380 Lexington
Maine Augusta WWTP 89.5 Augusta
Bath WTBP 89.7 Bath/Brunswick
Corinth WXBP 90.3 Bangor
North Windham WXTP 106.7 Portland
Presque Isle WEGP 1390 Presque Isle/Caribou
Maryland Baltimore WBMD 750 Baltimore
Massachusetts Boston WWDJ 1150 Boston
Michigan Alpena WGZR 88.9 Alpena
Charlevoix WTCK 90.9 Charlevoix/Petoskey
East Tawas WGJU 91.3 Tawas City/East Tawas
Gaylord W221CA 92.1 Gaylord
Greilickville WTCY 88.3 Traverse City
St. Ignace WIDG 940 Straits Area/Eastern Upper Peninsula
Sterling Heights WKEG 1030 Detroit
Minnesota Minneapolis WLOL 1330 Twin Cities
Missouri St. Louis K236CS 95.1 St. Louis
Nevada Paradise KNIH 970 Las Vegas metropolitan area
Reno KIHM 920 Reno
New Jersey Mount Holly WWJZ 640 Philadelphia & The Delaware Valley
Newark WNSW 1430 New York Metropolitan area
Oakland WVNJ 1160 New York Metropolitan area
New Mexico Albuquerque KQNM 1550 Albuquerque metropolitan area
Clovis K219DR 91.7 Clovis
Corrales K255AU 98.9 Albuquerque metropolitan area
El Dorado K283AQ 104.5 Santa Fe
Farmington K237EQ 95.3 Farmington
Milan KXXQ 100.7 Milan
Portales K204DB 88.7 Portales
Roswell K203ES 88.5 Roswell
Socorro K260AR 99.9 Socorro
Tucumcari K202EF 88.3 Tucumcari
Ohio Middletown WNKN 105.9 Cincinnati and Dayton
Rossford WPAY 1520 Toledo
Toledo W231EF 94.1 Toledo
Warren WHKZ 1440 Mahoning Valley
Youngstown W298CX 107.5 Mahoning Valley
Pennsylvania Pittsburgh W292DH 106.3 Pittsburgh metropolitan area
Rhode Island Pawtucket WSJW 550 Providence
Warwick W298DE 107.5 Providence
Texas Alvin KTEK 1110 Houston
Del Valle KIXL 970 Austin
Harlingen KJJF 88.9 Rio Grande Valley
Houston K241CM 96.1 Houston
McAllen KHID 88.1 Rio Grande Valley
San Antonio KRDY 1160 San Antonio
University Park KEXB 1440 Dallas–Fort Worth
Utah Tooele KIHU 1010 Salt Lake City metropolitan area
Washington, D.C. Washington WQOF 1260 Washington metropolitan area
Washington (state) Seattle KLFE 1590 Seattle
Wisconsin Birnamwood WYNW 92.9 Wisconsin Dells-Wausau
Eau Claire WDVM 1050 Eau Claire
Eau Claire W300DB 107.9 Eau Claire
Holmen WKBH 1570 La Crosse
Kaukauna WJOK 1050 Green Bay
Middleton W247CI 97.3 Madison
Nekoosa WMMA-FM 93.9 Wisconsin Dells-Baraboo
Onalaska W231DL 94.1 La Crosse
Port Washington WSJP-FM 100.1 Milwaukee
Poynette WHFA 1240 Madison
Sussex WSJP 1640 Milwaukee
Stations owned by another company[9]
State Location Callsign Frequency Area
Alabama Mobile WNGL 1410 Mobile
Mobile W233CX 94.5 Mobile
Arizona Flagstaff KXGC-LP 98.5 Flagstaff
Payson KPIH-LP 98.9 Payson
Arkansas Rogers KDUA-LP 96.5 Rogers
California El Centro KCJP-LP 95.7 El Centro
Palm Desert KXCP-LP 97.1 Palm Desert
Redding KLXR 1230 Redding
San Diego KCZP-LP 93.7 San Diego
Florida Palm City WJPP-LP 100.1 Port St. Lucie
St. Petersburg WPBW-LP 102.1 St. Petersburg
Georgia Athens WXPB-LP 105.7 Athens
Illinois Decatur WDCR 88.9 Decatur
Decatur W243DF 96.5 Decatur
Indiana Bloomington WCYI-LP 104.1 Bloomington
Columbia City WRDF 106.3 Fort Wayne
Evansville WIAH-LP 103.5 Evansville
Iowa Charles City KQOP-LP 94.7 Charles City
Clinton KXJX-LP 92.5 Clinton
Coggon KMMK 88.7 Cedar Rapids
Coralville KOUR-LP 92.7 Iowa City
Davenport KTJT-LP 103.1 Quad Cities
Davenport K237FP 95.3 Quad Cities
DeWitt KGYS-LP 92.5 Quad Cities
Dubuque KCRD-LP 98.3 Dubuque
Marshalltown KCRM-LP 92.5 Marshalltown
Maine Fort Kent WFHP-LP 97.5 Fort Kent
Springvale WSVP-LP 105.7 Springvale
Maryland Baltimore WVTO-LP 92.7 Baltimore
Eldersburg WSJF-LP 92.7 Eldersburg
Hancock W242AR 96.3 Hancock
Massachusetts Chicopee WACE 730 Springfield
Michigan Grayling WMQU 1230 Grayling
Stephenson WVFC-LP 102.1 Stephenson
Minnesota Rockville KYES 1180 St. Cloud
Perham KXPM-LP 100.3 Perham
St. Joseph K228FV 93.5 St. Joseph
Missouri Liberty KCXL 1140 Kansas City metropolitan area
Kansas City K284CH 104.7 Kansas City
Kansas City K275BQ 102.9 Kansas City
Montana Bozeman KOFK-FM 88.1 Bozeman
Helena KNEH-LP 97.3 Helena
New York Highlands WKBR-LP 102.3 Highlands
Poughkeepsie WJVQ-LP 94.7 Poughkeepsie
North Carolina Wake Forest WFNE-LP 103.5 Wake Forest
Wilmington WBPL-LP 93.1 Wilmington
Wilmington WJSI-LP 91.7 Wilmington
Wilmington WJSS-LP 103.1 Wilmington
Ohio Hillsboro WLRU-LP 106.9 Hillsboro
Oklahoma Blanchard KKNG-FM 97.3 Oklahoma City
Broken Arrow KPIM-LP 102.9 Tulsa
Clinton KFWG-LP 98.3 Clinton
Edmond KSMJ-LP 100.9 Edmond
Elk City KPFS-LP 100.7 Elk City
Ringwood KEUC 104.9 Ringwood
Shawnee KOGD-LP 107.1 Shawnee
Walters KOEG 88.3 Lawton
Woodward KFPP-LP 93.3 Woodward
Oregon Cottage Grove KMME 100.5 Eugene-Springfield
Eugene K235BF 94.9 Eugene-Springfield
Portland KBVM 88.3 Portland
Tennessee Nashville WBOU-LP 100.5 Nashville
Texas Hearne KEDC 88.5 College Station
Lorena KYAR 98.3 Waco
Palestine KINF-LP 107.9 Palestine
Robstown KLUX 89.5-HD2 Corpus Christi
Virginia Front Royal WXDM 90.3 Front Royal
Winchester WHFW 89.7 Winchester
Washington Leavenworth KUVB-LP 103.3 Leavenworth
West Virginia Berkeley Springs WDTF-LP 107.9 Berkeley Springs
Wisconsin Ashland WWMD-LP 95.5 Ashland
Marinette WLCJ-LP 92.5 Marinette
Peshtigo W270BC 101.9 Peshtigo
Oconto Falls WPPS-LP 92.9 Oconto Falls
Rhinelander KSPP 89.1 Rhinelander
Shawano WRGW-LP 94.5 Shawano

Former Spanish language stations

Owned and operated stations[8]
State Location Call sign Frequency Area
Florida Atlantic Beach WZNZ 1600 Jacksonville
St. Petersburg WWMI 1380 Tampa Bay
Winter Park WHOO 1080 Greater Orlando
Illinois Granite City KXFN 1380 St. Louis
Indiana Gary WWCA 1270 Northwest Indiana
Texas Harlingen KJJF 88.9 Rio Grande Valley
McAllen KHID 88.1 Rio Grande Valley

See also



  1. ^ "Catholic Radio Organizations Plan to Unite. - Immaculate Heart Radio". Immaculate Heart Radio. Retrieved 2016-10-22.
  2. ^ "Relevant Radio - Talk Radio for the Catholic Life". Relevant Radio. Retrieved 18 April 2018.
  3. ^ "History". Relevant Radio. 25 September 2017. Retrieved December 11, 2020.
  4. ^ Venta, Lance. "Immaculate Heart Media Acquires Four In Miami & Tampa From Salem", Radio Insight. July 29, 2019. Retrieved November 24, 2019.
  5. ^ Jacobson, Adam. "Update: Salem Reveals Stations In Latest Sale As Stock Slides", Radio & Television Business Report. August 16, 2019. Retrieved November 24, 2019.
  6. ^ Venta, Lance. "More On Immaculate Heart Media’s Purchase Of Nine Stations From Salem", Radio Insight. August 16, 2019. Retrieved November 24, 2019.
  7. ^ "Station Sales Week of 10/4: Immaculate Heart Media Acquires Michigan Catholic Group". 4 October 2019.
  8. ^ a b "Owned and Operated Stations - Relevant Radio". 25 July 2017. Retrieved December 16, 2020.
  9. ^ "Affiliate Stations - Relevant Radio". 25 July 2017. Retrieved December 16, 2020.