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Sun, 07 Feb 2016 10:37:00
Vatican City, Feb 7, 2016 / 10:37 am (EWTN News/CNA).- The plight of Syrian civilians involved in the nation's ongoing conflict was at the heart of Pope Francis' appeal to the international community on Sunday, in an address where he also called for a re…
Sun, 07 Feb 2016 06:23:00
Vatican City, Feb 7, 2016 / 06:23 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The Vatican's recent financial reforms have the common good – not just efficiency – as their end, said an economist on the Holy See's financial council.  
Sat, 06 Feb 2016 06:57:00
Vatican City, Feb 6, 2016 / 06:57 am (EWTN News/CNA).- On Saturday Pope Francis said that St. Padre Pio is a key example of someone who has given their entire life in the service of God's mercy, but cautioned that there is only one reason he was able to …

New Station Location, New Station needs

I'd like to take this opportunity to update our listeners on the KCDM revitalization project. Since we made the move from the Old Saint Patricks School to our new location south of Notre Dame High School in September, 2014, we have been making adjustments to our routines and getting aquinted with the new site. Now that we have a year's data, we have verified that the new building is saving money, especially on utilities. 

We have celebrated our first anniversary at the new site. This is all part of our Phase II plan, where we are assessing the aging equipment and looking to replace decade-old hardware with new models that offer new features and efficiencies. The other part of Phase II is to establish a baseline of recurring costs and develop a plan to allow businesses and individuals to underwrite the programming you hear throughout the day. We don't know what underwriting will look like yet, but as soon as we have a plan to offer, you will begin to hear about it on the air and, no doubt, from KCDM members and volunteers. 

If you are a regular listener of KCDM we thank you and would ask that you consider donating to help defray the cost of staying on the air. No donation is too small. Many hands make light work. If every family who is registered in the Burlington Parishes would donate $5, we would have enough money, based on our current projections from the first six months at the new site, to operate for an entire year. If you can't donate, please pray that we are successful in our mission.

Phase III of our plan is to establish an endowment that can be built-up over time to allow us to operate, at least partially, on interest payments from the endowment to ensure long-term viability into the future. 

Finally, to everyone who contributed to our original fund-raising drive and made the new station possible, we offer a heart-felt 'Thank You'. Father Marty talked this Sunday of the evangelization work needing to be done 'on the ground' and KCDM is definitely doing that work. Your financial help can be a way for you to join that effort without being on the front lines. 

Thanks again to all who helped and all who listen. KCDM is your station. Listen a little and learn a lot. 

God Bless you and your families.

Tony Miller
Burlington Divine Mercy Association
KCDM Radio, 98.3 FM 


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.


Wrapping Phase I

Phase I of our Revitalization Project is complete. We have twice as much room in the new shelter, but we are still using the same electronic equipment we started with a decade ago.

In Phase II we plan to update our computers, broadcasting and recording equipment. That will enable us to do more with local programming to improve communications to Catholics in our area about what's going on in Burlington. We want to work with the Parishes and Catholic Schools to bring local events directly to the people. Work will continue here, on the web site as well and we hope to add an online stream of our local signal at some point. 

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. 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.