Welcome to WHYF Holy Family Radio, Catholic radio for Central Pennsylvania!


Bon Ton Community Days Coming!

From now through November 15th, Holy Family Radio, AM 720 is partnering with the Bon Ton Family of stores by selling coupon booklets for just $5.00 each.  The money paid for the booklet (the $5.00) goes directly towards your listener supported Catholic radio station in Central Pennsylvania, to off-set operating costs. Each booklet offers great discounts towards merchandise at your local Bon Ton store during this special Community Day Sale, which the booklet may be used for two days only, November 14 and 15, 2014.  Booklets are available at our studios, 8 West Main Street, Shiremanstown, at select locations as announced over the air and on this site and on line. When you click below (Click here to order), a box will pop up indicating a state and store location.  Please click Pennsylvania and the store location in the town closest to you.  Then, look for Holy Family Radio on the list to receive credit and for your order to be processed.  When in doubt, click LANCASTER as the city and continue to place your order.


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Our Fall fundraising campaign kicks into high gear October 7, 8 and 9.  From 9 am until 6 pm all three days, local guests and Holy Family Radio hosts will discuss the importance of Catholic radio and ask for your financial support. Consider dropping by our studio at 8 West Main Street, Shiremanstown. See the schedule below of guests we have invited to take part in the Share-A-Thon.  Please consider a financial contribution to AM 720 and our mission.


                                                    2014 HOLY FAMILY RADIO Share-A-Thon Guest Schedule


                                Tuesday, October 7, 2014                    Wednesday, October 8                          Thursday, October 9

9:00 - 11:00 AM          Deacon Michael Gerella                      Fr. Dan Richards                                     Deacon Jim Doyle
                                      Jim Gontis                                             Deacon Joe Wrabel                                Deacon Mile Oles
                                                                                                                                                                      (Fr. Peter Hahn joins us at 10:00)

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM   Bishop Ronald Gainer                          Fr. William Weary                                   Fr. Peter Hahn (until Noon)
                                      Joe Aponick                                           Fr. Frank Karwacki                                  Fr. Paul Fisher
                                     Deacon Michael Devino                                                                                         Fr. Paul Schenck

2:00 - 4:00 PM           Fr. Luis Rodriguez                                 Rob Williams                                           Deacon Lawrence Crudup
                                     Sister Gerlyn                                         Ryan Bolster                                            Deacon Phil Ladaoucer

4:00 - 6:00 PM            Deacon Gregory Amarante                  Fr. William Forrey                                   Jim Gontis
                                     Ellen Amarante                                      Fr. Michael Rothan                                  Christopher Chapman

                                                                                 (Above schedule subject to change)



New Programs

EWTN has announced some program schedule changes and additions.  The most notable is "At Home With Jim and Joy" moving to Mondays only, with "Called To Communion With Dr. David Anders" filling the gap on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.  The changes have been noted on our program schedule, which has been updated.  You can check it out by clicking "Schedule" on the top of the home page. Enjoy!


Privacy Policy

Holy Family Radio, AM 720, WHYF will take every precaution to protect donor information and to respect our donor's right to privacy. When donors submit sensitive information through our web site, this information is protected both on and off the web.

If a donor chooses to give online, his or her sensitive information, such as a credit card number, is transmitted via a secure encryption method (SSL). Holy Family Radio, Inc. uses such methods to keep its online giving secure.

We do everything in our power to protect sensitive information off-line.  All of our donor information is restricted to our offices.  Only employees/volunteers who need information to perform a specific job, such as to print a thank you letter, are granted access to personally identifiable information.

Your phone number is used only to contact you if there is a question about your donation. We do not telemarket nor do we share your phone number with others. 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.


Shop On Amazon Website, Use The Amazon Smile Program, Support Holy Family Radio!

Shop on amazon.com and use the  Amazon Smile program.  Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organizations selected by our customers, such as Holy Family Radio, AM 720. Check it out by using the link located on our donate page!


AM 720 WHYF Morning Show

The AM 720, WHYF Morning Show is on the ai! Listen every weekday morning starting at 7:30 am for religious, state, local and national news, weather, traffic reports, sports, faith based teaching and more. A great way to start your day with 90 minutes of total information.

Sign Off Time

The sign off time for Holy Family Radio for September is 7:15 pm...The time is regulated by federal regulations and depends on local sundown times.  Remember, you can tune in 24/7 on your computer, by clicking the "Listen Live" button located on this website along the left margin.

AM 720 Bumper Stickers

Do You Own One Of Our Bumper Stickers? Our FREE Catholic Radio bumper stickers have been distributed to area churches. Show your support for AM 720. They are also available at our studio, 8 West Main Street, Shiremanstown. Thanks to the Knights of Columbus Councils and Assemblies who made the stickers possible.

Be A Holy Family Radio Participant!

Don't forget to be a program caller to the numerous local and national EWTN phone in talk shows. Our number is 717-525-8110. EWTN program call in numbers are announced on the air throughout each show. Take part in two way Catholic talk radio on AM 720, Holy Family Radio.

Help Us Find A New Transmitter Site!

The present transmitter site we operate from is temporary because the land the tower sat on, was previously sold for other development more than two years ago. Holy Family Radio requires at least eight (8) acres of flat land, possibly wet/marshy, with easy access to electric and telephone lines. A new site could increase our current coverage area by up to 30%! We would prefer to lease property. Is there a land owner out there who would like to support our Catholic mission and gift us a lease? Do you know of some land or someone who owns land? The property must be no more than five straight line miles West, or North West of Mechanicsburg or up a two miles due East or South of Mechanicsburg. Please go to the Technical page on this website for more information. If you can help, please call 717-525-8110.

Your Help Is Needed!

Catholic radio in Central Pennsylvania can only continue with your generous support. Please consider Holy Family Radio in your future financial plans in a will, a lump sum annual or monthly contribution, and a variety of other tax savy gifting methods. We suggest you consult your financial advisor, as we are a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization and you could realize tax benefits from your donation. If you have any questions regarding contributions, please call the AM 720 Broadcast Center at 717-525-8110.

Check Out The On Line Catholic Store!

Shop safely on your computer for a variety of Catholic CD's by well known and inspiring speakers. A portion of the purchase price goes to Holy Family Radio. Click the link on the left side of the main page for the On Line Store, CD Club or the Lighthouse On-Line Store logo to get started. All three icons take you to the same general website.

Listen To Holy Family Radio On Your Smart Phone!

Download this appn from Tune In to hear Holy Family Radio on your cell phone. Go to http://www.tunein.com/


Our Mission

"Is it possible that our enemies must be so active as to have the upper hand, while we remain passive, limiting ourselves to some prayer? Do we not perhaps have more powerful arms, the protection of heaven and of the Immaculate Virgin... the conqueror and destroyer of heresies who will never yield to the enemy who raises his head." - St. Maximillian Kolbe

Embracing the call of Vatican II for lay evangelization through the power of the media, we at Holy Family Radio, Inc., intend to utilize radio broadcasts to provide, through prayer and the guidance of the Holy Spirit, the Truth of the Holy Catholic Church for the nourishment of our Catholic Family and to share our Faith with others.

Holy Family Radio, Inc., is an apostolate of lay Catholics in communion with the Holy Father and the Magisterium, and place ourselves in the hands of the Holy Family; Jesus, Mary, and Joseph. Through the inspiration of Saint Maximilian Kolbe and all the saints and martyrs, we will use our gifts and talents to actively work through these radio broadcasts to make known the Good News of Jesus Christ, for the honor and glory of God and the salvation of souls.

"...but the Word of God remains forever." 1 Peter 1:25