On Oct. 1, Archbishop José H. Gomez flipped the switch to launch El Sembrador (ESNE) Radio in Los Angeles at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. The celebration included a Mass and blessing of the station at noon, followed by a reception at the Cathedral Plaza Ballrooms.

The expansion of El Sembrador Radio to Los Angeles (KTYM 1460 AM) means continuous Spanish-language Catholic radio coverage for more than 11 million in the U.S. and Mexico.

“We are blessed to have a Catholic radio station that will serve our Spanish-speaking Catholics in a coverage area that serves the entire 9,000 square-mile territory of the archdiocese,” said Archbishop Gomez. “This will offer our Church great potential to inspire and educate our Hispanic community and strengthen their faith and Catholic identity.”

KTYM 1460 AM is the seventh radio station in ESNE’s Radio Network transmitting to millions of Hispanic Catholics in areas of California, Arizona, Illinois and Mexico.