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History of Cleveland’s Catholic Radio Station

Summer 2013: EWTN asks radio listeners to bring Catholic radio to cities that are under-served.

October 2013: A Cleveland-based group begins meeting to discuss a 24/7 Catholic radio station for Cuyahoga County.

February 2014: St. Peter the Rock Media corporation is formed.

March – November 2014: The operation is established: branding, non-profit status, operational training, fundraising plan and accounting.

December 24, 2014: Purchase AM 1260 from Radio Disney.

May 11, 2015: First broadcast on AM 1260 The Rock

July 23 & 24, 2015: First Annual Spirit Drive

December, 2016: The Board hires the first full-time Executive Director

October, 2017: AM 1260 The Rock receives Special Recognition Award from The Lawyers Guild of the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland

May, 2017: Bishop Nelson Perez celebrates Mass of Thanksgiving for AM 1260 The Rock’s third anniversary

Summer 2013: EWTN asks radio listeners to bring Catholic radio to cities that are under-served.

October 2013: A Cleveland-based group begins meeting to discuss a 24/7 Catholic radio station for Cuyahoga County.

February 2014: St. Peter the Rock Media corporation is formed.

March – November 2014: The operation is established: branding, non-profit status, operational training, fundraising plan and accounting.

December 24, 2014: Purchase AM 1260 from Radio Disney.

May 11, 2015: First broadcast on AM 1260 THE ROCK

July 23 & 24, 2015: First Annual Spirit Drive

December, 2016: The Board hires the first full-time Executive Director

October, 2017: AM 1260 The Rock receives Special Recognition Award from The Lawyers Guild of the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland

May, 2017: Bishop Nelson Perez celebrates Mass of Thanksgiving for AM 1260 The Rock’s third anniversary

July 23 & 24, 2015: First Annual Spirit Drive

December, 2016: The Board hires the first full-time Executive Director

October, 2017: AM 1260 The Rock receives Special Recognition Award from The Lawyers Guild of the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland

April, 2018: AM 1260 The Rock makes available a new phone app with more features

April 12, 2018: AM 1260 The Rock premieres “Table Talk,” a new program featuring our local Bishops hosted by veteran broadcaster Dick Russ

August, 2018: First issue of Upon This Rock newsletter

January, 2019: St. Peter The Rock Media launches “La Roca,” Spanish Radio programing on its website and phone app

August 18, 2019: AM 1260 The Rock premieres “Where We Worship,” a new program profiling local parishes and their history hosted by veteran broadcaster Bob Tayek

May 11, 2020: AM 1260 The Rock celebrates its Fifth anniversary

July, 2020: AM 1260 The Rock installs new Nautel transmitter

November, 2020: AM 1260 The Rock premieres “God Calling,” a new vocation program hosted by veteran broadcaster Paul Orlousky

January, 2022: AM 1260 The Rock begins the “Wisdom From The Rock” podcast