Get to know more about Radio Maria; a “Christian voice in your home”
Radio Maria Uganda is not different from the rest of other radio Maria stations around the world and it is under one Umbrella of World Family Association; the sole controller of all radio Maria stations in the World.
Radio Maria Uganda was first established in Mbarara Archdiocese as a parish radio by Fr. John Bashobora in 1996. However, later on, Fr. John Scalabrini began its extension program country wide and on 1st May 2001, Radio Maria Uganda began to operate in Kampala archdiocese, at Mutungo-Luzira as Headquarters, with branches in Mbarara (105.4 FM), Mbale (101.8 FM, Gulu (105.7 FM), Fort Portal (104.6 FM). The world Family Association has done tremendous work worldwide in promoting Radio Maria. Over the years, Radio Maria Uganda as one the beneficiaries of World Family Association has undergone successful extension. More branches in Nebbi (90.5 FM), Hoima (90.7 FM), Masaka (94.0 FM) and Lira (91.2 FM) have been opened. The new ones being established are; Kabale (100.8 FM) and Moroto (…..FM). May the Lord God bless the World Family Association for the very good work it does for the development of Radio Maria.
In several meetings, Sr. Immaculate Kyasimire and Fr. Marius Byamukama always presented the greater need for Radio Maria programs in Kabale diocese broadcast in our local languages (Runyankole - Rukiga and Rufumbira) which was granted. Later the Vicar General who is at the same time the Chairman for the Social Communications Commission had to work hard to acquire the Frequency Modulation (100.8 FM) from UCC, which was granted. The Transmitter was established at Kihumuro Hill where we connect with the National programs of Radio Maria Uganda in Kampala at Mutungo. The Bishop of Kabale diocese, Rt. Rev. Callist Rubaramira appointed the first Director of Radio Maria Uganda Kabale; Rev. Fr. Leopold Mubangizi on the 6th day of July 2015. The chief role of the Director of Radio Maria at the Sub-station is PROGRAMMING the Radio. It is only after the completion of the Studios at Rushoroza Hill that we shall be able to broadcast in our local languages here in Kabale diocese. Radio Maria being a non-profit making radio, we encourage the listeners to always support our programs in monetary terms and volunteering to run some of the programs.
The owners of Radio Maria are the Christians who have the responsibility of supporting their workers in the Radio in order to maintain and sustain the radio.
Our mission is to become a “Christian voice” in the homes of all people who will listen to Radio Maria, especially the marginalized and the downcast through its religious and human promotion program.
The Radio aims at bringing the Gospel of Christ to all the people wherever they may be and in whatever state of human life. Hence, to have a modern tool of the New evangelization as demanded by the Church of the Third Millennium ( Duc in altum ) is of paramount importance to Kabale diocese.
The identity of Radio Maria is LOVE FOR THE MOTHER OF GOD; this is the SOUL of RADIO MARIA. The desire to help the Handmaid of the Lord in the work of saving souls lies at the origin of Radio Maria and is the source from which springs ever new energy.
The Vision of Radio Maria is TO ANNOUNCE THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST TO EVERY PERSON, AT EVERY MOMENT AND IN EVERY PLACE.
The Mission of Radio Maria is; CREATE A DIOCESAN CATHOLIC RADIO STATION, A TOOL OF COMMUNICATION FOR THE NEW EVANGELIZATION.
The goals of radio Maria are three; to EVENGELIZE, to TEACH and to ENTERTAIN. In order to realize these goals, there are key elements that considered very important in Programming Radio Maria:
PRAYER: This involves; Rosary, Lauds, Vespers and complains (Liturgy of hours), Holy Mass, Angelus or Regina Coeli, Divine Mercy etc (THIS PROGRAM TAKES 30 % OF THE DAILY PROGRAMMING OF RADIO MARIA)
HUMAN PROMOTION: This includes; Family programs, culture (Emicwe), Education, Health, Environment, Agriculture etc. (THIS TAKES 30 % OF THE DAILY PROGRAM)
CHRISTIAN FORMATION: This deals with; Catechism, Bible, Liturgy, Spirituality, Magesterium, Church History, Patrology, Ecclessiology etc. (THIS ALSO TAKES 30% OF THE DAILY PROGAM)
NEWS AND INFORMATION: This part of Radio program deals with; News, Bulletins, Announcements, Program line up, Press review, Jingles etc. (THIS TAKES 5% OF THE DAILY PROGRAM)
MUSIC: This includes; Gospel, Marian, Choirs from different parishes, Gregorian Chants, Classic Music and Teaching Music. (THIS TAKES 5% OF THE DAILY RADIO PROGRAMS)
You are all invited to listen to radio Maria programs and support them with a generous heart and in promotion of the Love of the mother of God whose sole aim is to win all soul to God.
Mary Mother of God Pray for us.
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