Tune In and Listen: Catholic Women Now is On-Air!

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In eighth grade I wrote a paper titled “Don’t Touch That Dial!” The assignment was to select an occupation of interest, research it, interview an expert in the field, and then present it all in a paper. I chose radio broadcasting … I must have been a talk radio geek back then, too. I was so proud of the final paper and my hard-earned “A”, that along with a few other items from my school days, it sill occupies a place in my keepsake box. Mrs. Hutton, the best English teacher a mom could select for her children, shared the following advice in her notes, “This would be a fun occupation. I hope you go ahead to pursue it!”

Well here we are today — a bachelor of science in family services, a master of public administration, and a career in community services and city management — all a far cry from knowing anything about the radio industry. Alas, the new adventure before me looks a little like this.

Catholic Women Now!

I’m excited to announce that beginning Monday, November 12, Catholic Women Now! goes live on Iowa Catholic Radio with hosts Julie Nelson and yours truly. The show centers around faith, family, friendships, and the feminine genius. Listen to this 30-second Catholic Women Now promo piece to get a flavor of our style. The show broadcasts live each Monday at 9:00AM, then replays throughout the week. Here’s the line-up:
Monday @ 9:00AM
Tuesday @ 2:30PM
Friday @ 1:30PM 
Saturday @ 11:30AM (all times central). 

Des Moines listeners, tune your radio dial to 1150 AM, 88.5 FM, or 94.5 FM. Not-so-local folks can listen via Internet radio at IowaCatholicRadio.com. Click here to open the player and stream online. Julie and I would be honored to have your listenership.

I am grateful to Julie for believing in me, for inviting me to join this party with her, and now encouraging me in my daily walk as a Catholic woman. Thank you! It seems the two of us are already finishing one another’s thoughts and sentences. Another gentle confirmation the Holy Spirit is calling us to this task together. And to Mike Peters, executive director of the station … WOW! I’m honored to be learning and shadowing from one of the best in the biz. What a breath of fresh air he has brought to the station. The Catholic scene here in central Iowa is buzzing.

Help Needed!

And now, a plea to my local friends. Are you a college student with Monday mornings free? An empty-nester who wants to practice grandma (or grandpa!) skills? An at-home mom looking to pick up a few dollars? I’m looking for childcare on Monday mornings from 8:00 – 11:30 for my 10-month-old son Jude while I work on this project. Jude’s a thoughtful, introverted boy. A little shy to warm-up, but give him some space and he’ll come around. He goes down for naps very well and loves to eat! Sounds like me, eh? Occasionally his big sis Lucy (4 years) will be hanging around, too. Ideally, the care would be provided for in my home, but I am willing to explore other options. Interested or know one who may be? Please drop me a message here.

Finally, please whisper a little prayer for all involved? Oh, and of course, tune in and tell a friend that Catholic Women Now is now on the air! Thank you.

Catholic Women Now on Iowa Catholic Radio with Julie Nelson & Lisa Schmidt

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  1. Lisa Steenhard says

    Shhhhh…I listen to 1150 am via my work computer every morning. Can’t wait to hear your words of wisdom. You are going to be great. :)

    • says

      Thanks, Lisa! I remember once upon a time sitting at my desk and streaming Catholic radio, too! Thanks for tuning in, especially when the show is just getting off the ground.


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