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NEW Kid's bundle for the winter!

December is the start of a new year for the Church and an excellent time for kids to learn about Advent, many holy days, and, of course – the Birthday of Jesus. In January, we will explore the Epiphany of our Lord and learn about St. John Bosco. Then, in February, your children will notice on their Liturgical Calendars that Saint Valentine's Day and Ash Wednesday fall on the same day this year, and may want to wear Ashes as a valentine card for Jesus.

There are 11 unique opportunities in all three months to learn more about Saints, Feast Days, birthdays, and more. By completing the weekly challenges, we hope to help kids grow into holy heroes of the faith. To show appreciation for their Good works of mercy we include Saint stickers with every kit! If you want to become a kid's club member, know a friend who might want to enroll, or would like another copy of prayers or a new prayer journal, you can email us at

You may also print our Advent Manger Craft from home, or enroll today by visiting our page

Have a blessed Advent and Merry Christmas by preparing your hearts for Jesus with Divine Mercy Kids!

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Our fall pledge drive is all about ministries and their devotion to the good works that they do in our community!

LISTEN LIVE this week, OCTOBER 9th – 13th to be inspired by the Holy Spirit and hear our guests’ witness to helping others.

Are you ready to join us?

Make your Pledge to Divine Mercy Radio today!

Every donation is a GIFT towards:

  • sharing His Love with more than 3 million souls across North Carolina
  • proclaiming Christ to all people
  • opening the Holy Spirit to calling individuals towards vocations
  • guiding us all closer to the Heart of Prayer
  • devotion to sharing Truth, Beauty, & Joy
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Catholic Radio 540AM is happy to introduce a NEW PROGRAM just for kids! Every Monday and Thursday starting September 11th, join Nicole Swannack as she reads stories to our children following the Divine Mercy Chaplet at 3pm. To follow along with the lessons, each child will be given an opportunity to complete a weekly work of mercy that accompanies the story. This means putting our Faith into action!

With enrollment Divine Mercy Radio will send each child quarterly Kids' Club kits that include:

- Catholic calendars for kids

- Weekly Works of Mercy challenge cards

- Stickers for accomplishing Good Works

- A custom Prayer Journal

- How to Pray the Chaplet of Divine Mercy for kids

- Bedtime prayer card

Jesus said,

"Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these."

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On August 27, the Catholic Church celebrates the feast day of Saint Monica, whose holy example and devout intercession led to one of the most wonderful conversions in Church history. We invite you to celebrate this feast day with us!

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Join our new novena program

Starting this Monday August 7th after the Divine Mercy Chaplet at 3pm.

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Thank you very much to all of our Donors, Volunteers, Hosts, Guests, and Listeners who made our Recent Spring Pledge Drive such a success! If you would like to become part of this important mission of quenching Jesus's thirst for souls - you can do so at any time by submitting your donation on our website. Visit and use the red donate button at the top of the page. All gifts are tax deductible. I look forward to working along side you, my fellow brothers and sisters in Christ, to bring the Hope, Love and Beauty of the Catholic Faith to our community.

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In St. John's story of the Samaritan woman at the well, Christ challenges us to turn away from the "wells" that can never bring fulfillment, and to accept the grace He freely offers. This Pledge Drive, join DMR in offering this same gift to listeners across our state to save souls for Him!

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Join us on April 16th, Divine Mercy Sunday, as we say Goodbye to our long-time Executive Director and Foundress, Cecelia Flanary, burn our mortgage (that will finally be paid off), introduce our new Executive Director, Melissa Savage and most importantly give thanks to God for His many blessings on this radio apostolate and our friends and supporters who make Catholic radio possible.

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As we begin Ash Wednesday 2023 and proceed on our Lenten Journey leading us to Easter on April 9th, listen to Catholic 540-AM Divine Mercy Radio for great discussions, advice, prayers and friendly support!

And if you have friends who need insight and direction on Lent, Easter or actually anything Catholic, tell them about the free, always-on spiritual resource that is Catholic 540-AM.

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North Carolina's Right to Life Saturday, held January 14th in Raleigh, was recently featured in a story on the national newscast EWTN News In Depth.

EWTN News correspondent Mark Irons covered both the Mass for Life at Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral as well as the Rally and March for Life at Halifax Mall on January 14th.

Irons' interviews included discussions with Bishop Luis Rafael Zarama of the Diocese of Raleigh, Dr. Bill Pincus, president of North Carolina Right to Life and members of the non-profit Pro Life Triangle.

Catholic 540-AM Divine Mercy Radio broadcasted live from the 2023 Mass for Life as well as the Rally and March for Life on Right to Life Saturday in Raleigh.

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Happy 4th Anniversary to AM-540!!!

Years previously, Divine Mercy Radio had purchased time on other radio stations and then had two Low-Power (LP) FM stations (that broadcast about 3 miles in any direction).

That all changed in 2019!

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Eastern and Central North Carolina's 100% Pro-Life Catholic radio station produced another great day of live broadcasting during Right to Life Saturday on January 14th.

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Raleigh's Catholic 540-AM Divine Mercy Radio and Charlotte's AM-1270 Carolina Catholic Radio will again join forces along the North Carolina Catholic Radio Network to bring listeners North Carolina Right to Life Saturday on January 14th.

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Catholic 540-AM Divine Mercy Radio is pleased to honor Catholic Answers Live in celebration of the radio program's 25th Anniversary!!

Catholic Answers Live, hosted by Cy Kellett, is a daily, two-hour, call-in radio program dedicated to Catholic apologetics and evangelization.

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Following the December 31, 2022 death of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, live & special EWTN Radio coverage of his passing will impact regularly scheduled programming on Catholic 540-AM Divine Mercy Radio.

These radio schedule changes will be fluid (as with any breaking news) so we will update our valued listeners as quickly as possible, up through the funeral Mass of Pope Benedict XVI on Thursday, January 5th.

We will update listeners here on our website and via our social media channels.

You can follow Divine Mercy Radio (click the links to go to our pages) on FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM & TWITTER.

Pope Benedict XVI, pray for us.


2:00 PM The Life of Pope Benedict XVI

4:00 PM Live Holy Hour with the MFVA Friars


8:00 AM Mass for the Repose of the Soul of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI

9:00 AM Live from Irondale-Rosary for the Repose of the Soul of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI

3:00 PM Live from Irondale-Holy Hour for the Repose of the Soul of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI


9:00 AM Rosary for the Repose of the Soul of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI *

* Regularly Scheduled EWTN Program Will Be Joined In Progress


8:00 AM Daily Mass From EWTN Chapel

9:00 AM Rosary for the Repose of the Soul of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI *

12:00 PM Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI Special LIVE from Rome *

* Regularly Scheduled EWTN Programs Will Be Joined In Progress


2:00 AM Mother Angelica: From the Heart

2:30 AM The Funeral Mass of Pope Benedict XVI, LIVE from the Vatican

12:00PM Mass of Thanksgiving for the life of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI LIVE from the
Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington DC *

* Regularly Scheduled EWTN Program Will Be Joined In Progress

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RALEIGH, NC - December 31, 2022 -- Bishop Luis Raphael Zarama of the Catholic Diocese of Raleigh released this statement following the death of Pope Benedict XVI:

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Please join the Prayer Warriors of Catholic 540-AM Divine Mercy Radio across the Diocese of Raleigh in praying for the repose of the soul of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, who passed away today at 9:34 am (CET) in the Mater Ecclesiae Monastery in the Vatican.

Requiescat in pace.

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Divine Mercy Radio's Fall 2022 Pledge Drive Thank You Video

Catholic 540-AM Divine Mercy Radio held another successful Pledge Drive November 2, 3 & 4, all thanks to so many generous donors, guests and volunteers!

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Help keep Catholic radio on the air in Raleigh, Durham, Cary, Chapel Hill...basically all across eastern and central North listening to and donating to our Fall 2022 Divine Mercy Radio Pledge Drive.

Let us continue to "Light The Way" for those looking to establish or growth their Catholic faith!!

From Wednesday, November 2nd (All Souls Day) through Friday, November 4th we will have great co-hosts and guests live on-air, with the main focus being to secure tens of thousands of dollars in donations to keep Catholic 540-AM Divine Mercy Radio on the air.

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(RALEIGH, NC – October 5, 2022) --- North Carolina’s largest Catholic radio station, Catholic 540-AM Divine Mercy Radio in Raleigh, NC (WETC-AM) received EWTN Global Catholic Radio’s top honor for radio production during the radio network’s affiliate conference in Phoenix, AZ on September 30th.

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