As of January 1, 2018, radio stations owned by Relevant Radio® will no longer carry Catholic Answers Live, for years the top-rated Catholic radio show in the U.S.
In 2017, Relevant Radio merged with the West Coast-based Immaculate Heart Radio, a network that had carried the two-hour call-in show live 3-5 p.m. Pacific Time. Catholic Answers, which for twenty years has produced Catholic Answers Live, could not come to an agreement with Relevant Radio, which sought exclusive broadcast and branding rights for the popular franchise.
As a result, the show will no longer be available over the airwaves in the U.S. West, the home turf of the San Diego-based show.
“Both parties worked at length in good faith to find a way to cooperate in the Lord’s vineyard,” said Christopher Check, president of Catholic Answers. “For the time being, we have not been successful.”
Catholic Answers Live will continue to air live on more than 350 EWTN-affiliated radio stations and SiriusXM satellite radio, as well as via the Catholic Answers Live app and live-streaming video via Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and Periscope.
Full story at Christian Newswire.