March 4, 2014 // Local

Redeemer Radio to debut morning show with Deacon Jim Tighe as host

Deacon Jim Tighe

FORT WAYNE — Redeemer Radio has announced the hiring of a new staff member to the Redeemer Radio family. Deacon Jim Tighe has joined Redeemer Radio as “Morning Show” host and will anchor the station’s upcoming morning show program, set to debut in late spring 2014.

In making the appointment, Dave Stevens, executive director, said, “We are thrilled to have Deacon Jim Tighe join our Redeemer Radio team. Jim brings vast radio experience along with a depth of knowledge of the Catholic faith that will be an incredible asset to Redeemer Radio listeners. In addition to Deacon Jim’s unique experience, he possesses a down-to-earth personal warmth and caring, that will be evident to our listeners.”

Deacon Tighe graduated from Divine Word College in Epworth, Iowa, with a bachelor’s degree in literature with a minor in philosophy and theology. Deacon Tighe comes with over 35 years of radio experience. He started at KNOM in Nome, Alaska. From there he hosted radio programs in various locations including Anchorage and Sacramento, Calif., eventually leading him to Fort Wayne. He was the general sales manager and station weather voice for WOWO. He then left the radio business and joined the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend as the director of the Office of Catechesis. In 2011 he become a deacon and currently serves St. Jude Parish in Fort Wayne under pastor, Father Jake Runyon. Deacon Tighe is expecting to complete his master of arts in theology through the University of Notre Dame in July of 2015.

Upon starting the position as morning show host, Deacon Tighe said, “The opportunity to join the morning show is a perfect meeting place of the talents that God has given me. Through being called to the diaconate, past radio experience and working with the diocese, everything has been preparing me for my new role at Redeemer Radio.”

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