GARDEN GROVE — The second radio program to originate in the Diocese of Orange for broadcast on Immaculate Heart Radio will debut Friday, April 3 from 11 a.m. to noon on AM 1000.
Titled “Call Me Catholic,” the interview/discussion program will be hosted by Peggy Normandin of Costa Mesa, a veteran speaker, writer and voice-over actor. The show will be recorded each week at the radio studio in the Tower of Hope on the Christ Cathedral campus.
“Call Me Catholic” joins “Orange County Catholic Radio” in the weekly radio lineup for the Diocese of Orange. “Orange County Catholic Radio,” a topical interview program hosted by Orange County Catholic editor Patrick Mott, airs from 11 a.m. to noon on Thursdays. “Call Me Catholic” will air in the same time slot on Fridays.
Normandin, who holds a degree in journalism from the University of the Pacific, says “Call Me Catholic” is “about celebrating, exploring and affirming the Catholic identity in the modern world. We’ll interview people in the news, review film and literature worth noting, learn what’s trending with youth ministries across the country, talk to priests about their most memorable pilgrimages and meet some of our modern-day saints.”
Each show will be made up of four segments featuring different guests and topics.” I want it to be a happy hour, like a dinner party conversation with your favorite Catholic friends around the table,” says Normandin. “I’m excited about a segment I’m calling ‘My Sainted Mother,’ which will feature someone recounting a moment, a memory a tiny vignette from their Catholic life. These little stories are often the influences that shape our Catholic identity.”