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Speaker on suicide will be part of radio's Care-a-Thon

HAYS — Divine Mercy Radio will host its semiannual Care-a-Thon November 27–30. The Catholic radio station will be broadcasting live from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Each hour there will be a different guest talking about various topics – many around the theme of “Watch and Pray.”

Suicide is a hot topic, and Richard Falcon, Dodge City, a trainer for Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention, will be speaking two hours on this topic from 4-6 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 28. The first hour Falcon will address teenagers and the second hour he will be addressing parents. Father Don Bedore, Pastor of Prince of Peace in Great Bend, will be breaking down the meaning of routine prayers at 1 p.m. Wednesday, and Bishop John Brungardt will follow at 2 p.m.

The entire four-day schedule is available at

During this Care-a-Thon, prizes will be given away and there will be a different Catholic trivia question each 30 minutes. However, only children 12 and under are eligible to play Catholic trivia after 4 p.m. Right before the 6 p.m. hour a name is drawn from all the trivia winners that day and that person wins a $50 gift certificate to Messenger Catholic Books, Gifts and Sacramentals.

Divine Mercy Radio has two stations, both on 88.1 FM, which reach a 30-mile radius in each of the Great Bend (KRTT) and Hays (KVDM) areas. But radio isn’t the only way to listen to this station. Divine Mercy Radio streams live from their website at or people can listen by downloading the free phone app. Simply type in Divine Mercy Radio in your app or play store. Anyone who has an Amazon Echo can listen also by enabling the Divine Mercy Radio skill. Finally, live footage is recorded during the four-day Care-a-Thon on YouTube.  Simply search Divine Mercy Radio.