Ave Maria Radio’s flagship national production is Kresta in the Afternoon, hosted by writer/author/evangelist Al Kresta.
Kresta in the Afternoon is what Catholic radio has been missing: a daily conversation “personal, authentic and human. It looks at all of life through the lens of Scripture and the teaching tradition of the Catholic Church. The scope isn’t limited to spiritual subjects ” Al talks abortion, war, peace, dissent, old age, New Age, heavy metal, light eating, politics, church affairs, current events, family and marriage, movies and media, theology and apologetics, sports, crime and business. It’s talk radio where God matters.
Al Kresta is a broadcaster and writer who draws upon his unique faith background to create what is perhaps the most fascinating “and most spiritually constructive” talk show on radio today. Over the years, Al has engaged in vigorous discussions or debates with guests as varied as Mother Angelica, Jesse Jackson, John McCain, Gloria Steinam, Cuba Gooding Jr., Scott Hahn, Rick Santorum, Judge Robert Bork, Jerry Falwell, Pat Buchanan, Mrs. Anwar Sadat, Martin Luther King III, Jack Kevorkian, John Cardinal O’Connor, Chuck Colson, Archbishop Charles Chaput, George McGovern, C. Everett Koop, Francis Cardinal George, Dennis Quaid, George Will, Tim Russert, Newt Gingerich, Mike Huckabee, Garrison Keillor, Dion DiMucci, Colin Raye and many more.