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St. Michael Broadcasting [formerly Catholic Views Broadcasts, Inc.], Channel 16 UHF TV, is the only FCC licensed Catholic television broadcast station in the state of Minnesota.  Our sole purpose is to serve as an evangelization tool for the Roman Catholic Church in order to be an influential, educational and moral voice in our society.

Channel 16 TV is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization and depends entirely on donations. A unique feature of the station is that it is operated and managed exclusively by volunteers. Since there are no paid staff members, 100% of all donations received go directly toward station operations. All donations are tax deductible.

Note: St. Michael Broadcasting and EWTN are not the same entity.  St. Michael Broadcasting rebroadcasts EWTN’s signal.  We will add more Catholic programming to our sub-channels over the coming year.  We need the support of our viewers to continue, and to continue to improve, this service.

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A letter from Fr. Kenneth Baker, S.J.- Founder of CVBI

{Note: Ch. 19 was the channel when Fr. Baker founded CVBI; it is now Ch. 16.}

Dear Friends of Family TV 19,

For the past twenty years, Catholic Views Broadcasts has brought Catholic TV to the Twin Cities. In 1989, we began broadcasting quality Catholic programs from both EWTN and our in-house studio 24/7. We have continued this important media apostolate thanks to our dedicated staff of volunteers and generous donors.

Channel 19’s operations have expanded since its inception. We increased the power and added a more effective antenna to reach a broader audience, encompassing most of the Twin Cities and outlying areas. Minneapolis and St. Paul are among just a few cities in the United States that have a Catholic TV station broadcasting 24/7. This is indeed a treasure that contributes greatly to the intellectual and spiritual growth of Catholics and others as evidenced by letters and phone calls received from our viewers.

It has been an honor for me to serve you over these past twenty years.

towards the future, Catholic Views Broadcasts transferred ownership to St. Michael Broadcasting in March. I am pleased to introduce to you Mr. Michael Bird, President of St. Michael Broadcasting. Mr. Bird has been a long-time supporter of Channel 19. Channel 19 will remain a non-profit Catholic TV station and continue broadcasting EWTN and local programming.

In closing, I would like to extend my sincere thanks to all of the volunteers and donors whose generosity has contributed to the success of Channel 19. Like his predecessor, the late Pope John Paul II, Pope Benedict XVI is urging Catholics to utilize the media for evangelization. Be assured of my prayers for you and your families, for Channel 19, and for its new ownership. May God bless you.

Fr. Kenneth Baker, S.J., President

April, 2009

This web site is a preliminary version of this web site for -

Note:  Items as viewed on the previous web site of Catholic Views Broadcasting, Inc. [  ] have been transitioned to this web site, with some changes in arrangement or format of items.  Thank you for your patience.

Fund-raising:  Please make donations to St. Michael Broadcasting, Inc. , the new owner of what formerly was Catholic Views Broadcasting.  The donation form is on the "donate" web page.  Please review the letter written by the founder of CVBI, Fr. Kenneth Baker, S. J., in the "about" page.  Click here to browse to the letter about transfer of ownership.  

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