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Mission & Vision


Ave Maria Radio is a listener supported 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that employs broadcast radio, mobile technology, the internet and social media to offer news, analysis, teaching, devotions and music to demonstrate the Good News that Jesus is Lord over all areas of life.  We show that the teaching of Christ, through His Church, offers a rational view of the world, a deep sense of spirituality, a firm family life, enhanced human relationships, and the creation of a culture of life and love.


Ave Maria radio is a dynamic Catholic apostolate committed to spreading the Gospel through various media outlets. Through our radio presence, website and social media outlets, we challenge and strengthen individuals and families as the largest producer of original Catholic radio content in the nation.

The depth and variety of content available through Ave Maria Communications includes:

  • News and broadcasting from a Catholic perspective
  • Daily encouragement based on the Gospel reading
  • Live, call-in, interactive programs on various aspects of the Christian life
  • A wide range of radio hosts with specialized backgrounds
  • The Catholic perspective on life, work, spirituality and current issues

Explore our website and tune in to our radio broadcasts to experience the range and breadth of knowledge available to our listeners.  Enjoy and Deo Gratias!



In order to fulfill our Mission and Vision, Ave Maria Radio operates the following:

Radio stations
Metro Detroit
990 AM – WDEO: Ypsilanti, Ann Arbor, Detroit

1440 AM – WMAX: Saginaw, Bay City, Midland
1250 AM – WHHQ: Saginaw, Bay City, Midland



Social Media sites
Ave Maria Radio on Facebook
Ave Maria Radio on Twitter
Ave Maria Radio LinkedIn
Kresta in the Afternoon on Facebook
Ave Maria Radio on YouTube

Catholic Connection
Christ is the Answer

Christian Classics
The Doctor Is In
Fire on the Earth
Food for the Journey
The Good Fight
Kresta in the Afternoon
Power From the Pews
Putting on the Mind of Christ
Renewing Hope
Stories from the Heart
Veterans Radio

Smartphone apps
iPhone App
Android App

Ave Maria Radio also partners with the following:

EWTN Global Catholic Radio

Satelite Radio
EWTN SiriusXM Satellite Radio Channel 130


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