WVTO serves the mission of Jesus Christ by establishing community Catholic radio and providing relevant programming to educate, inform, inspire, and build a new civilization of love.
Founded in 2017, WVTO-LP is the first radio station in Baltimore dedicated to all Catholic programming.
Our story begins when Fr. Paschal Morlino, the pastor at St. Benedict Church in Baltimore, was visiting Benedictine Nuns who operated a radio station in Rio Grande City, Texas. Seeing this as a great means to evangelize, Fr. Paschal became inspired to bring Catholic radio to Baltimore and set up a radio team to help with the process.
Fr. Paschal and his radio team then learned that the FCC had an opening for a new, low-powered FM station to be built at 92.7 MHz and decided to pursue a broadcast license for that frequency. The process took three years before obtaining a license and the go ahead to build a station from the FCC on August 28, 2016.
On March 4, 2017, WVTO officially launched with a blessing and inaugural live broadcast. Starting June 2017, WVTO began broadcasting 24/7. We hope you give us a listen!
Fr. Paschal Morlino, OSB
Station Manager/Administrative Coordinator
Fr. Boniface Hicks, OSB
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