The Station of the Cross Expands in Massachusetts and Connecticut
Buffalo-based Catholic media network broadcasting in Springfield and Hartford
BUFFALO, NY – The Station of the Cross Catholic Media Network, founded and based in Williamsville since 1999, is broadening its footprint across the northeastern United States.
The network is now broadcasting on 730 AM in Springfield and western Massachusetts, as well as in Hartford, Connecticut, with a total reach of more than two million potential listeners. The 730 AM station officially launched on January 24, 2023.
“We are very pleased to be able to expand our programming into Springfield and Hartford,” said Jim Wright, President of The Station of the Cross. “We look forward to building upon the great foundation that has already been laid and ensuring that even more listeners in the region are able to benefit from edifying Catholic programs that help them live the Catholic Faith and grow closer to God.”
This addition comes on the heels of adding Worcester (1230 AM) and Southbridge (970 AM) to the network in January 2022.
The three additional stations in Massachusetts complement the existing 1060 AM WQOM station in nearby Boston, which has been broadcasting since 2010 and reaches parts of New Hampshire and Rhode Island.
In addition to expanding in New England, The Station of the Cross recently expanded its presence in the Southern tier of Western New York. In 2021, the EWTN affiliate started broadcasting on 88.5 FM in Fredonia, N.Y., 100.5 FM in Olean, N.Y., and 1590 AM in Salamanca, N.Y.
“My wife Joanne and I were inspired to start this apostolate by Mother Angelica, foundress of EWTN,” said Wright. “At that time, she asked us to continue expanding eastward down the 90. With each new station, we are getting closer and closer to fulfilling her request and continue to get inspiration from her famous quote: ‘Unless you are willing to do the ridiculous, God will not do the miraculous. When you have God, you don’t have to know everything about it; you just do it.”
The Station of the Cross Catholic Media Network now includes a total of 18 terrestrial stations, with a total potential reach of more than 18 million.
Founded in 1999, The Station of the Cross broadcasts Catholic programs 24/7, including a combination of national shows from EWTN Radio and Ave Maria Radio, as well as several self-produced shows. More information can be found at thestationofthecross.com.
The network’s programs can be heard at thestationofthecross.com, iCatholicRadio mobile app, and via radio on the following stations: Boston, MA (1060 AM); Buffalo, NY (101.7 FM); Lancaster, NY (90.7 FM); Elmira-Corning, NY (88.1 FM); Erie, PA (92.1 FM); Geneva, OH (89.5 FM); Oil City, PA (88.3 FM); Rochester, NY (92.9FM/1460 AM); Syracuse, NY (88.7 FM); Greece, NY (99.3 FM); Owego, NY (91.9 FM; Fredonia, NY (88.5 FM); Olean, NY (100.5 FM); Salamanca, NY (1590 AM); Worcester, MA (1230 AM); Worcester, MA (1230 AM); Southbridge, MA (970 AM); Springfield, MA (730 AM).