Local radio talk show airing in September
Real Presence Radio (89.9 FM and 94.7 FM) is adding a local twist to the program schedule. Fr. Michel Mulloy, vicar general of the diocese, will be featured as a monthly talk show host.
Brandon Clark, programing director for RPR said, “Andy Shaw and Father Mulloy will be broadcasting ‘Real Presence LIVE’ from St. Thomas More High School, Rapid City. Many interviews will be done by phone, but we are certainly hoping to have at least one in-studio guest with them each time they host.”
The show will feature guests from Bismarck and Fargo, N.D.; Crookston, Duluth and New Ulm, Minnesota; Superior, Wisconsin and Rapid City, S.D. During the show, we will bring you practical information, catechesis, vocation stories, local events that are happening in parishes, and much more. “To begin with, by this fall we will have priests hosting from Rapid City, Bismarck, Fargo, Duluth, and Superior,” said Clark.
“As far as direction goes, there isn’t one specific direction. Sometimes themes develop quite nicely. Other times, we will have a variety of stories ranging from getting your boat ready for the water to St. John Vianney. I think that’s the beauty of having a show like this. We try to have something for everyone listening, no matter where they are listening from,” he said.
When Real Presence Radio approached Bishop Robert Gruss about the talk show prospect, he called Father Mulloy, and said RPR was looking for someone to host a radio show once a month. “He asked me to do it and I jumped at the opportunity. We have always teased in my family that the Mulloys are not short on the ability to talk. I hope I can put the ‘gift of gab’ God gave me to good use,” said Father Mulloy.
“I had a meeting with the Real Presence programming people. They said they are trying to give the radio (station) more of a local spin. Most of their programs come from EWTN. This will give people from our area a chance to hear someone they know.”
Father Mulloy said the station helps support the diocesan priority plan as outlined in Bishop Gruss’ pastoral letter, Through Him, With Him and In Him.
“My exposure to this station is that it provides a lot of good insight. It enables everyday people to have a deeper knowledge of their faith and be more effective in their evangelization. It’s a valuable tool and I am grateful we are utilizing it. This certainly ties in with the diocesan pastoral plan — the call to attract and form intentional disciples. We can use RPR to do that — get people interested and growing deeper in faith. Once you become an intentional disciple you joyfully, boldly and lovingly proclaim and live the mission of Jesus Christ,” he said. “It (RPR) is helping people to reach out and share that message with family and friends. It reflects the reason we exist as a diocese, to attract and form intensional disciples who then become missionary disciples.
“The radio station is a wonderful gift we have been given in our diocese,” Father Mulloy said.
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