CAPE MAY — A fund-raiser for the first Catholic radio station in Cape May County was held Sept. 14 at Our Lady Star of the Sea, Cape May.
The 300 watt station — WSMJ-FM, 91.9 — will start broadcasting later this year from Cape May to Ocean City with 18 hours of EWTN programming. It’s expected to go 24 hours in 2012 to include contributions from local pastors and programs in Spanish.
A local group called Soul Mates for Jesus, Inc., formed the corporation establishing the radio station. They have been working for three years for the permit from the Federal Communications Commission. Their mission statement is “Soul Mates for Jesus is a non-profit corporation dedicated to teaching the Truth as defined by the magisterium of the Roman Catholic Church through radio communications. Led by the Holy Spirit, we seek to bring knowledge and counsel into our lives through the eternal and everlasting words of God.
The tower the station is transmitting from is located on Indian Trail Road, Burleigh, N.J. The station is non-commercial.