AM 1180 KYES | Past, Present, and Future of Your Catholic Talk Radio Station

For our Catholic listeners throughout the region, AM 1180 KYES provides Christian talk radio programming that is focused on the Catholic faith and solidly grounded upon the Catholic doctrine. They understand the different programming we provide and appreciate the high-quality programs. They feel they have a source of encouragement, accountability, and focus through the access to these programs. They also feel they have a voice and are both convicted and empowered from the voices of others thanks to our call-in shows. Regardless of where they may be in life, what joys or challenges they are facing, or major decisions they have to make, they know that AM 1180 KYES will be there. We provide the support needed to remain close to the Catholic faith, and close to God.

However, many do not know the history of how this station came to be. They may not understand the growth and success Catholic radio has experienced, due to improved programming and better technology. Alternatively, they may not have adequately captured the vision of their Catholic talk station and its hopes for the future. We felt it might be helpful to address those items, and we hope to provide a little background to enhance the enjoyment and appreciation of our valued supporters.

AM 1180 KYES Is Born

AM 1180 KYES is a relatively new station in the area. Operated by Gabriel Media, and a sister station of Spirit 92.9, KYES was donated by founder Andy Hilger to the St. Cloud Diocese. The station is unique thanks to its exceptionally large broadcast area. In fact, its 50,000 watts rivals even WCCO Radio’s reach from the Twin Cities. Historically, Catholic radio stations are typically very small with a low signal radius. This was intentional so that the station could live its mission and purpose for the most people possible. AM 1180 KYES was founded with the intention of providing those of the Catholic faith with programming that would help them grow in their faith, enhance their lives and improve their ability to manage them from a Catholic perspective. Our hope was and continues to be that our programming can be life-changing and help to foster a deeper understanding of how to practically live their faith in this complicated world.

Catholic Radio Is Growing

When comparing the audience of Catholic stations to commercial radio stations, it remains much smaller. However, the audience for Catholic radio continues to grow, and the listeners are often very devoted and faithful to their Catholic station. Programming has changed to meet people of all levels of faith where they are. From lifelong and passionate Catholics to individuals who may be just considering converting, the message must be beneficial. Also, technology has provided much greater accessibility and convenience to listeners. Features are available that one just could not take advantage of through radio alone. All of this is true for AM 1180 KYES, and Catholic radio as a whole. It is an encouraging time for our station and our listeners.

Looking Forward

We will continue to be very intentional about the content we provide and will remain dedicated to solid Catholic teaching. We carefully select and review our programming to ensure that our listeners are receiving relevant and truth-filled messages. Our hope is that as technology continues to improve and provide new opportunities to expand our reach, we will take advantage to serve the largest number of people. We are excited about the growth in the Catholic Radio Audience, and look forward to the future optimistically, and devote ourselves to continuing the mission that our station was founded upon.

AM 1180 KYES – Your Catholic Talk Radio

AM 1180 KYES is dedicated to being your source for Catholic talk radio programming in St. Cloud and throughout Central Minnesota. Our message is life, family, and faith. We strive to be a significant force in the lives of local Christians and serve as a tool to communicate the love of Jesus to all who listen. We invite you to contact us for more information, or listen to our programming and find out why KYES Catholic radio is so valuable. Call our office at (320) 257-9700, or email us at friends@gabrielmedia.info. Supporting life, faith, and family, we are AM 1180 KYES, Catholic Talk!