After many twists and turns, Fr. Paschal Morlino, OSB and a few dedicated volunteers initiated the broadcast of Baltimore's first 24-hour Catholic Radio Station, WVTO 92.7.
Fr. Paschal and his radio team then learned that the FCC had an opening for a new, low-powered FM station to be built at 92.7 MHz and decided to pursue a broadcast license for that frequency. The process took three years before obtaining a license and the go ahead to build a station from the FCC on August 28, 2016.
The station started in early March, 2017, humbly broadcasting out of an upper room in Southwest Baltimore's St. Benedict Church, former school with the antenna in the church steeple. In June, 2017, WVTO began broadcasting 24/7.
Because the service operates under an agreement similar to a Public Service Announcement, the signal isn't as strong as it could be. The staff and Board Members are currently seeking to move to antenna to a downtown location to get a much wider broadcast area.
If you, or someone you know can aid in the efforts to create a stronger signal, please contact Fr. Paschal Morlino, OSB at 410-947-4988 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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