We are very excited to announce that Written Impact client, listener-supported St. Gabriel Radio, Inc. announced it has signed a purchase agreement for WOSU-820AM from The Ohio State University.
The signing of this agreement is the first step in the transition to the future, permanent radio home at 820AM with a wider reach around Ohio.
St. Gabriel Catholic Radio will continue to broadcast on 1580AM until they receive approval of a license transfer from the FCC which we anticipate to occur by January 1, 2012.
Marc Hawk, president of the St. Gabriel’s board, said the goal is to reach the entire Columbus diocese, and this purchase almost accomplishes that during the daytime hours, with the exception of the far southern region around Portsmouth.
The station will rebroadcast Catholic programs from a national feed, as well as local talk shows and local Catholic high-school football games.
Written Impact has been busy working with St. Gabriel Radio to prepare new branding and various marketing initiatives. It is exciting to watch the growth of a non-profit that is fully donation-funded and who seeks to reach as many people as possible.