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Australia’s Newest Catholic Media, CRADIO - An Internet Radio Station
The online radio station, which aims to ‘nourish the soul of the digital generation,’ was launched at St Mary’s Cathedral, Sydney. The station will feature daily news and current affairs, prayer and spirituality podcasts, recorded lectures and talks, a youth show and a question and answer program with Bishop Julian Porteous, an assistant bishop and Vicar for Evangelisation and Renewal in the Archdiocese of Sydney. More shows will become available as the station expands. Bishop Julian Porteous sees Cradio as a valuable tool in supporting and inspiring Catholics of the digital generation.
“Since World Youth Day, many young people have been renewed in their Catholic identity and want to learn more about their faith and find ways to live it out more effectively,” he says.
“Cradio offers an excellent background support to youth activities and can be particularly helpful to young people in rural dioceses who do not have the events and activities that the larger metropolitan dioceses can provide.”
Within two days this week, over 100 people have joined a facebook group in anticipation of the launch.
Adrian Middeldorp, the station’s manager, says the new website is a sign of the times. “New technologies like this one offer very unique opportunities to reach out to the digital generation,” he says.
“We know that people are after accessible, high-quality media to help them stay informed and grow as individuals.”
The daily current affairs show, The Rush Hour, will be presented by Jason Rushton. “I’m thrilled to be able to produce journalism in a station that truly respects human dignity,” he says.
“Not only will be reporting the truth about events in the world, we’ll be doing that in light of the full truth of the human person - that’s awesome, and I think there’s a huge demand for that.”
Natalie Ambrose will anchor a show for young women and says the station is a brilliant idea: “It fills a big void in Australia for Catholics - and especially young Catholics - who are not really involved in their faith but want to know more.”
The station is based in Sydney, but aims to have a national focus and an international audience.
Other launches will be hosted in other cities around Australia in coming months.