It’s been about five years since I first started listening to Catholic talk shows.
My husband and I got a subscription to Sirius XM radio in our cars and I signed us up for home internet too. At first the reason was being able to listen to a variety of music with no interruptions. I love music so I felt I hit the jackpot.
However, soon, I came across the Catholic Channel. I thought whoa it’s a station that’s Catholic?! I had listened to KLOVE in the past so I was thinking it might be playing music by Catholic artists only, but soon I realized it had nothing to do with that. I tuned in one day and heard Lino Rulli. The tone right away struck me because it wasn’t what I expected. He had a bright strong voice, not the quiet monotone voice we are used to hearing with Catholic speakers. Well, at least in my experience. He also had a co-host who was laughing and sharing jokes that I kept checking to see if I had it on the right channel. As I continued to give it another shot each day, I found myself addicted to the format. First and foremost, funny, relatable, thought provoking, and entertaining.
Each day, they would cover a topic such as confession, marriage, hot topics in the Church, and educate by way of quizzes and contests. I would find myself laughing out loud and couldn’t wait to hear more the next day.
I then began listening to the channel all day. Even now, I turn it on and leave it at a high volume so I can hear throughout the house. The other programs such as Busted Halo, Gus Lloyd became my favorites too. They not only cover serious topics but allow the listeners to relax to not so serious information.
My favorite time to listen is when they are live at the Vatican for reasons such as Easter, changing of the Pope which in this last case was Pope Francis.
Truthfully, it puts EWTN to shame. I wish the two would partner up somehow or follow the Catholic Channel format. It would give life to EWTN.
There are podcasts of the show so seek them out if you don’t have Sirius radio.
If you first listen and set a judgment right away, trash the thought, and give them a listen again. I promise, they will change your opinion.