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Our name:

EWTN Global Catholic Network


Our foundress:

Mother Angelica, a Poor Clare nun, founded EWTN on August 15, 1981.


Our location:

The network is housed in a state-of-the-art complex in Irondale, Alabama.


Who we are:

EWTN Global Catholic Network, in its 33rd year, is available in over 230 million television households in more than 140 countries and territories. With its direct broadcast satellite television and radio services, AM & FM radio networks, worldwide short-wave radio station, Internet website and publishing arm, EWTN, is the largest religious media network in the world.


EWTN Television:

EWTN airs commercial-free family and religious programs from a Catholic perspective. Programming is available in English, Spanish, German and French and more than 80% of it is original. The Networks’ diverse programs include live call-in talk shows, news programs, original series and documentaries, teaching series with noted theologians, children’s shows, live coverage of the Pope and important Church events, a live daily Mass, devotions, concerts, music, and much more. Go to our Television Page


EWTN Radio:

EWTN Global Catholic Radio Network broadcasts in English and reaches 160+ million people in the U.S. via 235+ AM & FM affiliates, SiriusXM Satellite Radio (channel #130), and numerous digital app platforms including the EWTN Network App, iHeartRadio, iTunes Radio, and TuneIn Radio. Global platforms include Shortwave Radio and Internet stream.EWTN's Radio Católica Mundial broadcasts in Spanish and reaches 29 million people in the U.S via 20 AM & FM affiliates and an additional 14 million people through 44 AM & FM stations throughout Latin America.



According to a study by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, at the end of 2012, EWTN was the largest Catholic website in the U.S.



EWTN operates three transmitters, around the clock, which primarily Cuba and Latin America. We also target Africa, Mexico, the Middle East and Southeast Asia. View our Shortwave Frequency Guide

EWTN AT A Glance

No. of Channels: 11
They include Canada, U.S., U.S. HD, U.S. Spanish, U.S. Spanish HD, Spanish International, U.K., Germany, Europe, Africa/South Asia, and Pacific Rim.
No. of Languages: 4
English, Spanish, German & French
No. of Homes: More than 230 million
No. of Countries and Territories Served: More than 140
Founded: Aug. 15, 1981
Number of affiliates worldwide: More than 5,000
Where To Find Us:
Television Channels
Radio Frequencies
Satellite Radio
Shortwave Frequencies
Streaming Audio/Video
iHeart Radio



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