Office of Public Relations Radio and Media
The Office of Communications for the Diocese of Wilmington is responsible for all internal and external communications. That is, communications of the Diocese to the general public via the media, and communications within Diocesan departments, parishes, etc.
The Office of Communications is also responsible for the administration of this, the Diocese of Wilmington’s Web site (www.cdow.org).
The Office of Public Relations and Media produces a weekly radio program and distributes several others.
Catholic Forum is a half-hour program heard each Sunday morning at 10:05 on 1150 AM WDEL in Wilmington, Delaware and on www.wdel.com. It has been on WDEL since 1939, making Catholic Forum the longest-running Catholic radio program in the United States – maybe even the world. Catholic Forum is also heard every Sunday morning at 9:05 on 100.9FM WAAI in Hurlock/Cambridge, Maryland. Catholic Forum features a brief reflection on and introduction of the Sunday Gospel, a proclamation of the Gospel by one of our Diocesan Deacons, a selection or two of inspirational music and an interview segment.
Bishop Fran Malooly presents a certificate of appreciation to Mr. Pete Booker, President of Delmarva Broadcasting, on the 70th anniversary of Catholic Forum’s debut on WDEL-AM in Wilmington.
Diocesan Communications Director and Catholic Forum host, Bob Krebs, presents a Certificate of Appreciation to MTS Broadcasting. MTS stations, based in Cambridge, Maryland, broadcast Catholic Forum and Country Road. Pictured (left to right) are Al Ackerman (news director), Troy Hill (general manager), Bob Krebs and Shane Walker (operations manager).
Country Road is a program featuring the wit and wisdom of Fr. Joseph Breighner combined with popular country music. The Office of Communications distributes this show in the Diocese and it is currently heard each Sunday morning at 6:05 on WCEM-FM 106.3, at 6:30 a.m. on WAAI-FM 100.9 and on Delmarva’s ESPN Radio AM1240 on Sunday mornings at 8:30. These stations serve the Dorchester, Talbot and Caroline County areas of Maryland’s Eastern Shore.
Comments and questions are most welcomed. Please feel free to contact us if we may be of any service to you.
The Office of Communications also serves as the official media/press contact of the Diocese of Wilmington. Members of the media are invited to contact the office with any questions or inquiries.
The following are several recent news releases generated by the Office of Communications: