Catholic radio network expands in Oklahoma

An Oklahoma broadcaster calls the expansion of a Catholic radio network an example of divine orchestration.
by Carla Hinton Modified: March 1, 2013 at 3:21 pm •  Published: March 2, 2013

Just in time for a historic occasion, the Oklahoma Catholic Broadcasting Network is expanding.

Jeff Finnell, who co-founded the radio network with Larry Sousa, called me Wednesday to say that the network was set to expand to round-the-clock programming on Friday.

The Edmond resident said the expansion has come more quickly than he or Sousa ever dreamed and they are thrilled.

Suddenly, what started out as two hours of Catholic programming on one station one day a week in 2006 has now spread to 24 hours, seven days a week programming on six frequencies across the state.

“We just firmly believe all of this has been orchestrated by God — our growth in the last year,” he said.

Finnell said the network's board of directors has shared the network's mission and goals with people in Catholic parishes throughout the state. He said the resulting support from parishioners has led to the expansion.

“All of the things that are happening could not have been orchestrated by man, which makes me just blessed by God's work,” he said.

“It's beyond our wildest dreams.”

Finnell said there will be a two-week overlap to give the public time to learn about the change.

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by Carla Hinton
Religion Editor
Carla Hinton, an Oklahoma City native, joined The Oklahoman in 1986 as a National Society of Newspaper Editors minority intern. She began reporting full-time for The Oklahoman two years later and has served as a beat writer covering a wide...
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