The conference was a gathering of EWTN radio affiliates from throughout the United States and because of the coronavirus pandemic, it was the network’s first in-person conference since 2019.
Michael P. Warsaw, EWTN chairman and CEO, presented two awards to the station at the awards dinner on the final night of the conference. The first was a plaque congratulating the station on its fifth anniversary, which was in 2020.
The second award, a crystal microphone, was in recognition of the best video submitted by EWTN radio affiliates. The video includes testimonials from four listeners and was used by the station for its 2021 #weGiveCatholic campaign on Giving Tuesday.
Accepting the awards and representing AM 1260 The Rock were Bernadette Boguski, the station’s executive director, and Dick Russ, St. Peter The Rock Media co-founding board member.
The two-day conference included a pilgrimage to the Our Lady of Solitude Poor Clare Monastery in Tonopah, Arizona, a reception hosted by Catholic Answers staff and presentations by various EWTN radio and television program hosts including Johnnette Williams, Father Mitch Pacwa SJ, and Warsaw.
Father Robert Spitzer SJ, host of “Father Spitzer’s Universe,” gave the keynote address on The Shroud of Turin.
AM 1260 The Rock, WCCR Cleveland, is operated by St. Peter The Rock Media, a nonprofit lay apostolate. The station began broadcasting on May 11, 2015, and provides 24/7 Catholic programming as an affiliate of EWTN.