Immaculate Heart Radio’s new advocate says job is ‘all for His glory’

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Christine DuPont will be promoting Immaculate Heart Radio, on air 1310AM, online and throughout parishes and business communities in the Diocese of Phoenix and into New Mexico as its new community relations officer. (Ambria Hammel/CATHOLIC SUN)
Christine DuPont will be promoting Immaculate Heart Radio, on air 1310AM, online and throughout parishes and business communities in the Diocese of Phoenix and into New Mexico as its new community relations officer. (Ambria Hammel/CATHOLIC SUN)

Christine DuPont has spent much of the last six years telling others about the quality programming on Immaculate Heart Radio. Now it’s her life’s work.

DuPont, a parishioner at St. Joan of Arc, is the new community relations officer for the 11 Immaculate Heart Radio stations and affiliates covering Phoenix and New Mexico. She’s been naturally spreading the word about Immaculate Heart Radio since it launched in Phoenix in 2009.

The original and syndicated programming helped her grow in her faith and she wanted others to avail themselves to the same treasure. It never really mattered if the people she encountered lived within the station’s 33 broadcasting areas in the western U.S. or not. DuPont would encourage new listeners to tune in online or via the Immaculate Heart Radio app.

That’s how she tunes in when she travels. Fortunately for her, most travel now will be within the station’s existing towers as she visits parishes and diocesan events in order to promote Immaculate Heart Radio.

“It’s a huge blessing and honor to do the work of the new evangelization and spread the practice and knowledge of our beautiful faith,” DuPont said.

She takes over for Debbie Georgianni, Phoenix’s first community relations representative. Georgianni went on to co-host a weekday talk show, “Take 2,” which launched on EWTN Radio last summer.

DuPont is a lifelong Catholic with roots in the suburbs of Boston and Philadelphia. She transplanted to Phoenix in 2000 and has held various positions in marketing/business development, account management and education.

With Immaculate Heart Radio, DuPont will help ensure the private donor base remains strong, promote local ministries and organizations that submit items to the community calendar and partner with Catholic-owned businesses eager to support the station.

“They understand what a great evangelization tool radio is,” DuPont said.

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Immaculate Heart Radio

Tune in to 1310AM or online at ihradio.com

To reach Christine DuPont, community relations officer for Phoenix, email cdupont@ihradio.com or (602) 315-3460.

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Hear an interview with Christine DuPont on the Feb. 15 episode of #TheBishopsHour at 11 a.m. on 1310 AM or online.

Tuning in to the archived episode? Cue up the 38:35 mark.

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She has been a longtime personal supporter of the station because she wants the airwaves of 1310AM or Immaculate Heart Radio’s other stations or livestream to reach potential converts to the faith. She called her job “all for His glory.”

“To have the ability to reach millions all over the world … is something that I’m honored to be a part of,” DuPont said.

DuPont has shared her testimony as a listener over the years and is eager to hear how station programming has changed the lives of others, particularly for converts to the faith.

“You can never know everything about our beautiful Catholic faith,” DuPont said. “I’m just constantly hungry to learn more about it and share it with people who don’t know as much about it.”

Although DuPont has never been afraid to talk about the faith in her secular jobs where appropriate, she is thrilled that God answered her prayer to have a job where she could practice her faith with the people she works with. Immaculate Heart Radio staff scattered outside of its northern California headquarters can call in daily to the staff Rosary and gather monthly for retreats.

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