A Great Day! We Have Moved!

9/15/2014 - Just after it stopped pouring rain this morning we turned the transmitter off and started moving equipment from our old location in St. Pat's School to our new site just south of Notre Dame High School on Roosevelt Avenue. It was wonderful seeing how the community came together and all of the pieces seemed to fall into place. This truly is a dream come true after more than a year of planning and steady work. There are still a few loose ends to get tied up at both studios, but today marks a great milestone for KCDM Radio in Burlington.

It will truly be a joy planning the future of local Catholic Radio for Burlington at our new site. This is a time to be a proud Catholic and to voice our faith in the town square. This day would never have come without our many supporters. Those who have been silently praying, donating, speaking up for Catholic Radio and, of course, our faithful listeners. You have much to be proud of today. 

I believe our Blessed Mother was with us every step of the way. Helping us cooperate with each other to get the job done, sometimes going beyond our comfort zone. She helped allay threatening foul weather and opened the hearts of many generous people who lended their time and talents to our project. 

Keep us in your prayers going forward so the Sorrows of Mary will strengthen us in our sorrows and help us broadcast her Son's Good News around town, to be heard and taken to heart by us all. 

God Bless you all. 

Joe Spillane
Burlington Divine Mercy Association
KCDM Radio, 98.3 FM 

Move-in Date Set

8/27/2014 - With The Holy Spirit at the helm, we have finally arrived at setting a date to move in to our new location just south of Notre Dame High School. We are planning to move the afternoon of September 15, 2014 assuming the installation of the network and phones is completed on time. Unfortunately, there is no way to keep the station on the air while we move all of our equipment to the new digs so listeners can occasionally expect to hear silence when they tune their radios to 98.3 on their FM dials during the week after Labor Day.

The KCDM volunteers want to heartily thank everyone who has donated their time, talents and treasure to this apostolate in the past year and pray that you will continue to support our operations for another 10 years. May God Bless you all and your families as we move into our next decade on the air in Burlington. 

A 'Towering' Achievement

After a year of preparation, the new 80' MUSCO tower has been erected south of the Notre Dame High School. On July 1, 2014, KCDM board members and volunteers assisted as Bruce Veenstra Construction dug a 30-inch diameter hole, 12 feet deep for the foundation of the new tower. While the concrete was curing, volunteers assembled the 80-foot tower and 'wired it for sound' to connect the antenna to the transmitter that will be moved on site once the new shelter is constructed. Work on the shelter is set to begin on July 21st and will take a couple days, with finishing details to be completed during the next couple weeks. If all goes well, we hope to be on-the-air from the new location by mid-August. Thank you to everyone who has helped with prayers, donations, labor and materials so far. We couldn't have come this far without your support. 

Faith Festival set for August

During the next few weeks, keep your eyes peeled while conducting your business around the Burlington area. Signs, banners and posters are going up all over town to get the word out about the Faith Festival, which will be held at the Bandshell in Crapo Park, August 5-9, 2014. It's going to be a combination of an old-fashioned church picnic and tent revival with music, witness testimonials and prayer. The Faith Festival is open to eveyone. Speakers will include Bruce Brockway, Dana Atkins, Tony Kanaan, Dr. Kimberly Marshall and several others. All will be speaking about their spiritual journey and how faith saw them through tough times. Bring a friend. All are welcome in God's eyes.

Prayer for the Faith Festival's Success

Like the first Apostles at Pentecost,
Your Holy Spirit stirs in our hearts.

You have given us the gift of faith,
but there are some who have not heard Your Word
or have fallen away from You.

We your disciples of today in Des Moines County
desire to bring others closer to You.

Grans success to our Des Moines County Faith Festival.
Give us the courage to invite at least one person
who has fallen away from our Catholic Church
or someone who has not been part
of a faith community to attend.
Give us the grace to reach out
to all people - Catholic or Protestant.

Revive in us our Faith.
Awaken in us Your call to truly live our faith.
Bring back those who have fallen away from our faith.
Help us to rediscover the beauty and joy of our faith.

Empowered by the Holy Spirit,
help us to be your faithful Apostles today
through Christ our Lord. . . AMEN 

Breakfast of Champions

A heart-felt Thank You to everyone who came to enjoy pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, coffee, juice and milk at Saint Paul's after masses Sunday, May 18th. We had an excellent turn-out and raised more money than we could have imagined. Thank you also to all of the wonderful Knights who were there at 6:30 to get everything set up and for those who stayed throughout the morning to cook and serve hungry parishoners to raise money for our radio station. Your support and prayers will keep the project on track and keep God's message blanketing the Burlington area. God Bless everyone and your families.

"Jesus, I trust in You"

April 27, 2014 marks Divine Mercy Sunday, traditionally the Sunday after Easter as requested by Jesus to Sister Faustina between 1931 and 1938. The Lord requested that this Chaplet be said not only by Sr. Faustina, but by others: "Encourage souls to say the Chaplet that I have given you."

On August 18, 2002, Blessed John Paul II consecrated the whole world to the Divine Mercy from The Divine Mercy Sanctuary in Krakow-Lagiewniki, the site of St. Faustina's tomb.

This Divine Mercy Sunday is also a very special day as both Blessed John XXIII and Blessed John Paul II will be cannonized and become saints in a rare double ceremony. The is an extraordinary event in the church and EWTN is planning special coverage on both radio and TV before, during and after this event. 


What is Divine Mercy?

The Message of the Divine Mercy that Sr. Faustina received from the Lord was not only directed toward her personal growth in faith but also toward the good of the people. With the command of our Lord to paint an image according to the pattern that Sr. Faustina had seen, came also a request to have this image venerated, first in the Sisters' chapel, and then throughout the world. The same is true with the revelations of the Chaplet. The Lord requested that this Chaplet be said not only by Sr. Faustina, but by others: "Encourage souls to say the Chaplet that I have given you."

If you would like to learn how to recite the Divine Mercy Chaplet, click on the link under the microphone on this page.


And it begins

The tower has been ordered and we are waiting for a delivery date. The foundation for the new equipment shelter is finished and tower grounding system is next up. Our fund-raising efforts continue now to ensure we have the money to complete construction and begin Phase II. A pancake breakfast, put on by the Knights of Columbus on May 18 was a great success. As we continue making progress toward our final goal, we should have enough money to complete Phase I, which is the tower and shelter. Everyone we have contacted to help have volunteered without hesitation.

In Phase II we hope to upgrade our computers and eletronic equipment to offer a wider variety of programming. In Phase III we hope to build an endowment to ensure we can cover operating expenses going forward. Please help us if you are able and offer your prayers for our continued success if you are not. We know God will provide. We are sure The Holy Spirit has been guiding our efforts so far. God Bless.