We Are Radju Marija
Radju Marija Malta’s mission is to be a Christian voice in every house in Malta and Gozo and wherever it is heard. Radju Marija Malta forms part of the World Family of Radio Maria. The Radio does not belong to the Church but is for the Church. The main themes of programming are the Liturgy of Hours, Mass, the Holy Rosary and other devotional prayers. Radju Marija provides also catechesis and covers topics concerning the profession of faith, social issues, programmes of human and social development, as well as news from the Church and society. Radio Maria has no commercial advertising. All the Radio’s operations and expansion are entrusted to Divine Providence.
Radju Marija Malta started broadcasting officially on May 31st 1995, from two small rooms in the Dominican Friars’ Convent in Rabat. At that time it was a local community radio called Radio 106. On May 5th 1998, Radio 106 joined the World Family of Radio Maria thus becoming Radju Marija Malta. It was the 5th country to broadcast as Radju Maria. Soon after it was time to set up Assoċjazzjoni Radju Marija Malta (ARM) and from that day on Radju Marija Malta kept growing. After quite some difficult time, on June 17th 2004, Radju Marija acquired a national licence on 102.3FM and could reach all of Malta and Gozo.
As time went by it was clear that the radio needed bigger and better premises more adequate to the spreading of the Word of God. After months of research and with great generosity from the listeners, a house located in Triq San Vinċenz Ferreri was bought and earmarked to welcome the new studios of Radju Marija.
Mons Archbisop Charles J. Scicluna blessed and inaugurated the new premises of Radju Marija on May 31st 2019 in the presence of the Director Fr Antoine Borg, the President of ARM Ms Yvonne Chircop, the staff and volunteers and representatives from the World Family of Radio Maria.
Radju Marija Malta forms part of the World Family of Radio Maria (WFRM) spread in more than 80 countries around all continents. The aim of Radju Marija around the world is to promote the Gospel’s message of love and hope through the Word of God and to help understand more our faith and the Church’s teachings.
Radju Marija is led by the Assoċjazzjoni Radju Marija made up of volunteers who have the Radio at heart. Every three years a Directive Board is chosen and a President is elected. Presently Radju Marija Malta has 9 employees in the technical and administrative fields together with hundreds of volunteers helping in the production and hosting of programmes, the distribution of schedule leaflets, manning the reception and promotion. A chain of persons who see that Radju Marija broadcasts 24/7 to keep being a Christian voice in the homes of those who welcome the radio.
Radju Marija is a living miracle! Radju Marija does not air commercial adverts and relies solely on the donations given by listeners and above all on Divine Providence. Radju Marija is consecrated to Our Holy Mother, Star of Evangelization, who enlightens all those who share in the decision taking and the leadership of this beautiful project. We truly believe in this project and in the evangelization mission because we need to keep proclaiming the Word of God, the teachings of the Catholic Church and to nurture the love towards our Holy Mother who showers our listeners and us with abundant blessings.
Assoċjazzjoni Radju Marija Malta
Assoċjazzjoni Radju Marija Malta or ARM is an organisational movement, independent from political parties, civil authorities, Government and commercial institutions. ARM is a voluntary, autonomous and non-profit organisation. ARM is made up of a group of volunteers who have Radju Marija at heart and who strive to see that the Radio fulfils its call to spread the Word of God and the teachings of the Church under the guardianship of Our Holy Mother. ARM members meet at least once a year and every three years they elect a Directive Board responsible for the Radio. The Directive Board elects a President who together with the Radio’s Director is the driving force of the Radio in accordance with The World Family of Radio Maria. The Directive Board meets at least monthly or more depending on the station’s needs and discusses the Radio’s progress and how to always reach more homes and listeners. ARM members are volunteers and do not receive any remuneration for their work.
Fr Antoine Borg
Maria Grace Aquilina
Senior Technical Officer
Front Office Coordinator
President Assoċjazzjoni Radju Marija Malta (Volunteer)