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Marshall Times to feature KCRM-lp
November 11, 2013 - Mike Donahey
Local radio station, KCRM-lp, 96.7 FM, Marshalltown's Catholic station, will be the Marshall Times cover story which readers will find in the Nov. 17 Times-Republican.
Lp means low power, which limits the station’s broadcasting range to Marshalltown only. It can not be picked up outside city limits.
The station went on the air December 23, 2003, when Robert Dick of Marshalltown flipped a switch. It broadcasts 24/7.
"Promote the Gospel and the teachings of the Catholic church," were the reasons for establishing the station. And that mission and message has not changed for nearly 10 years.
Relevant Radio, a Wisconsin-based Catholic network, and EWTN provides the programming via satellite dish. According to its website, Relevant Radio "offers round-the-clock programming that strengthens families, explains Catholic teachings, provides guidance for wayward Catholics and inspires all who champion His Church." Dick and fellow St. Henry Church parishioners Roger Polt and Irv Vaske, all of Marshalltown, worked to make KCRM-lp a reality. According to Dick and Polt the time, effort and fundraising leading up to that day nearly 10 years ago were well worth it.
Dick, Polt and listeners are pleased with the station's impact on Marshalltown's Catholics and others. Read more in Sunday’s Marshall Times.