|The main group of folks responsible for Light of the World programming (from left to right): Michael, Sam, Pauline, Dorothy, and Teresa.|
A group of Regnum Christi radio pioneers celebrated a milestone
for their Catholic program broadcasting in New Zealand. On June
22, 2013, Light of the World Radio in Dunedin, New
Zealand, celebrated its 10th anniversary on Otago Access Radio.
“We celebrated the anniversary with a high afternoon tea which
included an amazing cake and a card signed by a
number of listeners and well-wishers,” said program director Teresa Cleary.
“It was a warm and celebratory afternoon on a wild,
wintry Dunedin day.
“We hope that Dunedin is a richer place
for the 10 years of our weekly broadcasting on OAR
10524FM and 1575 kHz.”
Teresa explained that Otago Access Radio allows
community groups and individuals to buy radio time and to
present their own programs. Since Light of the World Radio
began its decade of broadcasting, the program has been recognized
with two awards from the Otago station so far.
thanks to their staff, who have always been available to
assist us with technical issues, suggestions on how to prepare
a program, interviewing tips and more,” said Teresa.
comments have always been encouraging and helpful.”
Teresa said her
team began broadcasting with the help and support of the
Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN).
“At that time the EWTN
satellite coverage did not extend over our part of the
world,” she said.
In 2002, with the backing of the
local Regnum Christi team, Teresa and her group approached EWTN
with the proposal to rebroadcast some of the network’s programs,
as well as some of their own local content. The
local bishop, Len Boyle, gave them permission to begin broadcasting,
and they also got permission to use items from Vatican
Radio, as well as Ave Maria Radio’s "Kresta in the
Afternoon," and other sources such as the New Zealand Christchurch
Diocese’s "Sounds Catholic," and the Discerning Hearts ministry.
|Light of the World has been recognized with two awards from Otago Access Radio so far.|