Sunday, 31 May 2020 11:03

Covenant Network’s new Springfield station gets big signal boost

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Will include locally produced Catholic content

2020 05 31 covenant network catholic radio logo larger JPEGCatholics in and around the Springfield area are now more easily able to listen to Catholic radio programming provided by Covenant Network. On May 18, the St. Louis based Catholic radio network launched a full power FM station, 88.9 FM - WTTT, which will give listeners a stronger signal around the greater Springfield area.

“WTTT stands for Totus Tuus — totally yours, to Jesus through Mary — the motto of St. Louis de Montfort and Pope St. John Paul II,” said Tony Holman, president of Covenant Network.

The Springfield station will still carry EWTN programming, however, the new station will be more tailored to Springfield residents, including some locally produced Catholic content. Car radios with RDS (Radio Data System) will have texts identifying WTTT, the shows, and recognizing it as a Springfield Catholic station.

“We hope people will tune in and invite others to listen,” Holman said. “Easily removable window stickers are available for the new 88.9 FM.”

After purchasing WQNA, 88.3 FM, Covenant Network received permission from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to move to 88.9 FM which is a less crowded frequency in the Springfield area. The new 88.9 FM will have a power increase from 38 watts to 200 watts on WTTT.

Covenant Network has several affiliates across the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois. This includes 106.3 FM in Beardstown; 95.9 FM in Carlinville; AM 1080 in Edwardsville; 91.3 FM in Effingham; 102.5 FM in Mattoon; 92.1 FM in Pittsfield; 93.7 FM in Quincy; AM 1410 in Taylorville; and 96.9 FM in Williamsville.

If you would like to donate to Covenant Network, you can visit OurCatholicRadio.org or call (314) 752-7000 or (877) 305-1234. Checks can be made to Covenant Network and mailed to 4424 Hampton Ave.,

St. Louis, MO 63109.