EPIC Radio, Inc is a tax exempt organization.
EPIC Radio’s IRS Determination Letter
All donations are tax deductible.
EPIC Radio began as a short form radio program, created, produced, and edited by Catholic high schoolers in the Wake Forest area. On the program, the group discussed issues that were relevant to young people, particularly young Christians, as they face an increasingly secular world. The program aired on WFNE-LP, then known as Divine Mercy Radio, on Friday afternoons. The show ended after thirteen episodes in 2016.
In fall of 2018, Divine Mercy Radio purchased a much larger AM station and, under federal law, could no longer operate WFNE-LP. EPIC Radio stepped up and offered to take over the station. EPIC Radio Inc was incorporated in the state of North Carolina in November 2018 and subsequently registered for 501(c)3 status. EPIC Radio 103.5FM came on the air in July 2019 as an affiliate of Relevant Radio.
EPIC Radio Inc also has a branch called the EPIC Radio Network, a division which manages the content that is created and produced by EPIC Radio. Some of the shows that this has included is the Wake Forest Community Calendar, Last Week with Matthew Handley, and In the Apostles’ Doctrine with Matthew Pope.
Frequently Asked Questions
How does EPIC Radio 103.5FM maintain its operations?
We are 100% listener supported. We need our listeners to be partners with us in this evangelization ministry. If you or your business would like to support us, you can donate online or contact us and we will happily give you a call. Grant announcements are available! We have a small volunteer group that help us on the technical side of things. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact us and let us know! No previous radio experience required (this is great if you have always wanted to get involved in radio)!
Is EPIC Radio 103.5FM part of Divine Mercy Radio (Catholic 540AM)?
No. EPIC Radio 103.5FM is completely independent of Divine Mercy Radio. We work well with them because they are partners in the New Evangelization. Thus, if you give to Divine Mercy Radio you are not giving to EPIC Radio 103.5FM and vice versa.
What does WFNE-LP stand for?
Each radio station in the country has a call sign; ours is WFNE-LP. “LP” designates that we are low power. All stations east of the Mississippi start with “W.” Stations can request particular letters if they are not already being used. When WFNE-LP came on the air, the acronym that it stood for was “Wake Forest New Evangelization.”
Sometimes when I listen, the signal fades away much faster than other stations. Why is that?
Since we are a low power radio station, we are very limited in how much power our transmitter can use. Hence, the clearest signal is within 3.5 miles of the station. However, you can listen to us anywhere by streaming us over the internet!
Where does Relevant Radio broadcast from?
Relevant Radio is headquartered in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Many of their hosts, however, broadcast from different studios across in the country, including Chicago, St. Paul, and Los Angeles.