Archive for January, 2007

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