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Catholic Man Of The Year – Columbus Diocese

Friday, January 19th, 2007

This is a brief podcast on the Catholic Man Of The Year for the Columbus Diocese. Things are going well with WFOT. We should be up and running Feb. 14th for St. Valentine’s Day.

Keep checking in.

Michael A. Barone

What I’ve Been Up To

Thursday, January 11th, 2007


St. Gabriel Radio Network Announces A New Station WFOT-FM 89.5 for the Lexington/Mansfield Area

Contact: Michael A. Barone
Phone: 1-888-578-4223

Lexington/Mansfield, OH – St. Gabriel Catholic Radio Network launches WFOT-FM 89.5 to service listeners in the Lexington and Mansfield areas.

Starting on St. Valentine’s Day, February 14th 2007, WFOT-FM 89.5 joins WUCO-AM 1270 as the second station broadcasting Roman Catholic programming in the St. Gabriel Radio Network.

The mission of WFOT-FM 89.5 is to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ by broadcasting the highest quality Catholic programming for both of the Toledo and Columbus dioceses, 24 hours per day, and seven days per week.

WFOT’s format will offer informational programs dealing with the Catholic faith through talk shows and traditional devotionals such as the Rosary, scripture readings, and daily offering of Holy Mass.

Michael A. Barone is the station manager for WFOT. A former Catholic television producer, Mr. Barone has been involved in Catholic media for many years. Most notably he worked as the producer of the “Mother Angelica Live” show, broadcast by the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) which produces much of the content used by the St. Gabriel Radio Network

“Obviously this is an excellent service for the homebound and the elderly” says Barone, “But the average listener driving in a car or working in an office is just as important to us. We want to help Catholics everywhere to be informed, well catechized, and to lead active lives in the Church. Much of this can be accomplished through local programming and broadcasts of parish activities, missions, and calendars. We hope to deeply embrace the members of parishes in both dioceses (Toledo & Columbus) which we will reach with our signal.”

When asked about running a completely listener supported radio station Barone said, “We understand this is God’s work and everything is done according to His providence. So we will be praying like everything depends on Him, but working like everything depends on us!”

WFOT-FM 89.5 and its sister station WUCO-AM 1270 in Marysville, Ohio are totally listener supported non-profit stations. All donations are 100% tax free.

For more information please write or call:

St. Gabriel Radio Network
107 North Main Street
Marysville, OH 43040

Or visit their web site on the internet at


For a sneak preview of WFOT click here

Wow Check These Guys Out! Wow!

Friday, December 8th, 2006

Hey Everyone!

Patrick McDonald sent me this link. You MUST go to the site and listen to the songs and watch the videos. If you don’t I will never speak to you again. Yes! They are that good! Especially the video and songs “I want to Live” and “Bush Was Right” and then the song “I’m In Love With Ann Coulter”

Write back to me at and tell me what you think!

Michael A. Barone


Monday, October 23rd, 2006

Rise up O Lord and Let your enemies be scattered!

Hey Everyone!

It’s action time! The good people of the state of Missouri are being duped into voting for Human Cloning. There is a state constitutional amendment (Amendment # 2) being voted on this election cycle which sounds like it will ban human cloning when in actuality it will sanction it and protect it from legal action. It will put the scientists working toward destruction of human life above the law in the state of Missouri.

The real danger is that the issue on the ballot sounds like it is a good thing. More than 87% of the people of Missouri do not want human cloning to be legal. Some very tricky lawyers have crafted the legislation to sound like it bans cloning while it actually protects and encourages it. Just like in the wording of Roe Vs. Wade.

There is another problem as well the people of the state of Missouri are being bamboozled by a $30,000,000.00 advertising campaign aimed at the passage of this dangerous law.

As good Catholics who know the difference, now is the time to act. We should all call someone anyone in Missouri and ask them to contact their diocesan leaders for the real meaning of the amendment being pushed on them. All it takes is for those of us on the outside to get the message in to the good people of Missouri. God will take care of the rest.

We are truly in a David and Goliath situation here but that is not our concern. God does not call us to be successful, He calls us to try! Bishop Finn of the diocese and My friend Archbishop Raymond Burke are totally against this amendment being passed into law. That should tell all you good pro-lifers that the amendment is bad.

Here is what we can do. Email and call anyone you know (Catholic or not) in the state of Missouri and ask them to contact the good people of the diocese to find out the truth. Send them to the diocesan website at:

for more information. Tell them to let all their friends and neighbors know about the Amendment too.

Then Pass this email onto everyone you know who is against cloning and for Pro-Life issues. If we work this right a ground swell of Pro-Lifers from all over the country outside the state of Missouri can break through and get the real message out to the average Missourian. Be the Body of Christ now, give Him hands to work with and speak His words to His people!

If not You Who? If not Now, When?


Please do all you can to protect the most innocent among us!

Michael A. Barone

St. Gabriel Radio Interviews

Thursday, October 5th, 2006

Hey Everyone!

These are a few of the radio interviews I was able to do for St. Gabriel Radio 1270 AM. There is some interesting stuff here so give a listen when you can.

1. Fun With Fr. Patrick Toner
2. Catholic Museum With Fr. Kevin Lutz
3. Youth Ministry With Carolyn Ferroni
4. Jim Hahn as His Irrepressible Self
5. Dan DeMatte Jesus Jams
6. Aaron Richards Fiery Fish
7. Dan & Aaron On Catholic Youth Camp

If you have any comments on these, send them to me at and I’ll post them here.

Peace in Christ!
Michael A. Barone

Fr. Carl Subler’s Catholic Men’s Lunch Speech

Wednesday, September 20th, 2006

This is a speech made by one of our Catholic Chaplains in the military. Fr. Carl Subler gave this talk to a group of Catholic men from the Columbus Diocese who gather monthly for lunch and to hear a spiritually encouraging talk. As always if you want to post a comment submit it to me at and I’ll get it on here.

Michael A. Barone

Still Here… Just Busy!

Sunday, September 10th, 2006

Hey folks!

I’m still here I’m just really busy right now. I have a few podcasts I’ll be putting up soon. Mainly work I’m doing for free with St. Gabriel Radio 1270 AM in the Columbus, Ohio listening area. I’ll try to post some stuff here soon!
Keep me in prayer!
Life is crazy busy at the moment!
Michael A. Barone

P.S. You can still reach me at if you need me!

St. Michael’s Teen Radio Show # 11

Thursday, July 27th, 2006

This is show #11 it actually was recorded last week before show #10 but I edited them out of sequence. This show features the music of Casting Crowns and Matt Maher. Please do go to their web sites and purchase their CDs to support them as artists.

We are working on getting our materials ready to be broadcast on our local Catholic Radio Station St. Gabriel Radio 1270 AM in the Columbus, Ohio listening area. Keep praying for that to become a reality for us.

Also visit for great deals on very Catholic artists!

God’s Peace to you all!

Michael A. Barone

St. Michaels Teen Radio Show # 10

Wednesday, July 26th, 2006

Here is the latest podcast from the teens and young adults of St. Michaels Church. I didn’t get to edit last week’s show due to a total computer meltdown at my home. So here is this week’s show and I’ll get to last week’s show when I get time. This show features the music of Station 14 the band from our parish Mass For Youth. I was originally a member of the band when it was called “Dirk and the Steel Toed Boots” some 7 years ago back when friends were friends etc.

The band recorded these songs on their CD and you can get the whole CD at or email them at I hope you like the songs they chose to record and we also thank the original writers of the tunes in this podcast.

God bless you all!
Michael A. Barone

Hire A Youth Minister

Monday, July 10th, 2006

Looking for a Good Catholic Youth Minister?
You know it dawned on me that many of my friends are in the Catholic Youth Ministry field, and lots of people who are looking for YMs view my site. Why not advertise here or at least serve as a nexus of information for everyone. If you are looking for a good Catholic Youth Minister for your parish or diocese, leave me your name and contact info at and I will be happy to connect you to some of the best people in the field!

Michael A. Barone