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December 5, 2013

Catholic radio station celebrates 10 years

CLINTON — For 10 years, the KXJX Catholic Radio station in Clinton has delivered a message of faith to its listeners, and on Sunday the station will celebrate those 10 years at the Feast of the Immaculate Conception.

The local radio station, which has been located in the Wilson Building for all 10 of those years, was created by the late Father Charles Shepler after he had a vision of broadcasting the Catholic faith to the area in “talk format.”

His vision became a reality after meeting Brian Porter of Davenport, who received a license from the Federal Communications Commission to start an FM radio station in Clinton.

Now the station broadcasts its signal 24 hours a day, seven days a week, approximately 10 miles in every direction from its location and is operated solely on donations from its listeners.

Ted Wilk, KXJX station manager, said that during difficult, economic times, the station founders had to “tighten their belts and pray for more listeners” in order to sustain their dream.

“The listeners in response, support us with their prayers and financial support,” Wilk said.

To generate a little more support from the area, the radio station also hosts a bible study at 6 p.m. every Wednesday at St. Patrick’s Hall in Albany, Ill., where they deliver the same message conveyed every day on the KXJX station.

“We believe in the risen glory that Christ’s love has won. Roman Catholics live in steadfast hope that one day all will embrace this faith, share the joy and live eternally in God’s love,” Wilk said.

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