It all began with a single station – 1290 AM WDEO Ann Arbor, MI.
Al Kresta hired to run Ave Maria Communications.
In February 1997, under Al Kresta’s direction, the build out of the first Ave Maria Radio studio was underway and completed by August. Production of first original program "Kresta In The Morning” launched.
Production of “Notes From Above” with Hosts Deacon Tom Loewe & Sister Sarah Burdick
“Stories from the Heart” production begins with Host Sandra McDevitt
Ave Maria Radio begins production of “Christian Classics” with Theresa Hofner