On June 21, 2016, St. Teresa’s entered the world of radio broadcasting with the sign-on of a low-powered FM radio station (101.3) dedicated to ministering to and serving parishioners and non-parishioners alike in the Albany area. The call letters of WTOA (Teresa of Avila) were chosen to honor our parish’s patron saint.
From the start, WTOA-LP has carried the full schedule of EWTN Radio programming. In October 2018, we began broadcasting our own locally produced ST. TERESA’S ON THE AIR (STOA on WTOA). Host Steve Preston interviews Fr. Ray as well as other people of the parish to keep the listener informed about the goings-on at St. Teresa’s. The program is heard Sunday mornings at 9:30, Wednesday evenings at 9:30, and Saturday afternoons at 4:00.
STOA ON WTOA INTERVIEW ARCHIVES
Listen to interviews from STOA on WTOA. (In order to minimize file sizes, only the actual interview portions of the episodes are presented here. Be sure to tune in to WTOA to listen to the complete STOA on WTOA broadcasts!
JUNE 2020 WITH FR. RAY – Host Steve Preston talks with Fr. Ray about the first two weeks of being back in the church building for Mass, the newly revised (effective June 13) weekend Mass schedule, and making sure we have the proper attitudes about coming to Mass during the post-COVID-19 lockdown.
PENTECOST WEEKEND – THE RE-OPENING OF ST. TERESA’S – Host Steve Preston talks with Fr. Ray about the Pentecost Weekend re-opening of St. Teresa’s, the temporary changes in the Mass schedule, what to expect when coming to Mass, and more items related to the re-opening of St. Teresa’s.
MAY 2020 WITH FR. RAY – Host Steve Preston talks with Fr. Ray about the ongoing effect of COVID-19 on the gatherings at St. Teresa’s as well as other items of interest to our church community.
HOLY WEEK 2020/CORONA VIRUS SPECIAL EDITION – Host Steve Preston moderates a roundtable discussion with Fr. Ray, Fr. Chris, Deacon Mike, and (by proxy) Deacon Jay about Holy Week 2020 and changes brought about by the COVID-19 health crisis. (TECH NOTE: There are a couple of places where audio to Fr. Ray’s microphone was lost for a few seconds. Do not adjust your volume! It will return to normal quickly.)
Click below for the schedule of EWTN programming on WTOA-LP
Comments? Suggestions? Questions for Fr. Ray to answer on-air? Send an e-mail to: email@example.com