Our station on Maui – KCIK 740 AM – doesn’t just cover Maui, several other Hawaiian islands also receive the signal, as shown on the map above. The Hawaii Catholic Herald recently published a feature on Immaculate Heart Radio’s signal coverage and the impact it is having on listeners in Hawaii:
Joan Opitz of Haiku, Maui, wakes up every morning to Immaculate Heart Radio, KCIK-740 on the AM dial. Her radio alarm is set at 6 a.m. so she can make it to the 7 o’clock Mass at St. Rita Church.
Optiz is one of the growing number of Maui county residents discovering Hawaii’s only 24/7 Catholic radio station, which is based on the Valley Isle. But what few people know, according to Immaculate Heart Radio president Doug Sherman, is that the radio signal can be heard on other islands as well — Lanai, Molokai and parts of Oahu and the Big Island.
According to Sherman, most of the western coast of Hawaii Island can dial in clearly. On Oahu, eastern slivers of Honolulu and limited windward and central locations can catch the station with varying degrees of success. He’d like to spread the word about his station’s accessibility.
Immaculate Heart Radio fans like the variety of talk and prayer programs the station offers.
For Opitz, it’s much more than a morning wake-up call.
“My home and car radios are on 740,” she told the Hawaii Catholic Herald by email. “I particularly like the prayers.”
“If I’m at home at 12:30 p.m., I rest and pray the rosary,” she said.
“I particularly like Mother Angelica, The Son Rise Morning Show, the news and sermons or lectures,” Opitz said. “I do believe that listening to Immaculate Heart Radio has brought me closer to God and taught me a few things.”
Read the rest at the Hawaii Catholic Herald.