About

Our mission is to connect families with Catholic School choices. We believe in the sanctity 2016-02-29 001of families, and the enormous impact that a Catholic education can have on the lives of our greatest gift and most valuable resource, our children.   We offer school reviews of the many schools we have featured on our show.  You can hear first-hand from the guests on our show.

We invite you to hear a sample of the school promotions we do.

Click on the green arrow below to hear a message from Bill McNamee, host of the show:

Find our podcasts in the menu above!   Check the list or when you are on the podcast page, go to the search bar and type in a school name or a city.

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Bill McNamee, Director of Operations, Host

We want to help more families experience the difference that Catholic schools can make in their children’s lives. Each week we spotlight a different Catholic school, providing an inside view as to what makes these schools so unique and special, and how more people can become a part of the Catholic school community. We also share money saving secrets and strategies so that Catholic school can become more attainable for everyone. Through the show we will bring greater awareness of the benefits of Catholic schools as well as help families afford them.

 

The creative team:

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Genevieve Cano, Producer

Genevieve Cano, our Producer, provides the website management, marketing promotions and support for the podcast.  She works directly with our schools and guests to coordinate each show. Genevieve has produced this show, provided the website design, marketing graphics, article posts, and Facebook and SoundCloud marketing.  If you would like to contact her for your projects, she is accepting new clients.  Please use the form on the left side bar to contact her.

We are pleased to have our audio editor, Sarah Tafoya from Relevant Radio, a regional radio station in the Chicago, IL area.  She works with the prerecorded audio files and adds her voice for the commercials and transitions. She selects the music and sound effects to create the radio and podcast shows, the soundbites and promotional commercials.

“What a wonderful group of people to work with! Bill McNamee and the folks at Catholic School Spirit Radio were amazing to work with, and we are absolutely thrilled with the resulting show featuring our school, and the exciting buzz it has created. Thank you for the vision and direction throughout the whole process!  “- Mindi Craddock parent and marketing professional at Sacred Heart School in Winnetka, IL

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The awesome 8th graders at St. Therese Chinese School in Chicago that were on the show for the game show segment.

We aim to help families find the right school for their children and to help school Pastors and Administrators increase enrollment in Catholic schools around the greater Chicago area. The Archdiocese of Chicago is the largest private school system in the nation!

  We have school reviews that are way beyond just stars and ratings on some websites. You can listen first hand to the stories from real people!

4th grade trivia for webWe do this by individually featuring Catholic schools on our show, using a format that allows the Principal and Pastor of the school to give insight about the benefits of their educational institution and what sets it apart from other schools in the area.  We prerecord the show on location at the school.

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Parents having fun on the Game Show

Parents, students and graduates also share their unique perspective.  Other segments include: “Are you Smarter than a Catholic School  Student?” which is a competition between parents of students using a game show approach.

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The students at St. Raphael had great fun being on the radio show

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Bill McNamee, the host interviewing a parent from St. Michaels Parish in Wheaton, IL

Additional segments may highlight Catholic School News, Catholic living, and Affording Catholic School.  This is where we talk about specific strategies parents use to help them afford a Catholic education for their children.

“What a great school!! I need to go out there and get a tour. I think this school would be perfect for my son.” – Kathy, a parent who commented on the website after listening to the podcast

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Genevieve Cano, Producer

Genevieve Cano, our Producer, provides the website management, marketing promotions and support for the podcast.  She works directly with our schools and guests to coordinate each show. Contact her for more information or to schedule your school for a radio show and podcast.

We are pleased to have our audio editor, Sarah Tafoya from Relevant Radio.  She works with the prerecorded audio files and adds her voice for the commercials and transitions. She selects the music and sound effects to create the radio and podcast shows, the soundbites and promotional commercials.

Click here to learn more about the radio stations that broadcast our show & reaches a global audience through their internet streaming websites and Apps for mobile devices.


Check out our Facebook page to learn about Catholic Schools in the area and how to afford them.  We share tips for families to save money while building a community of family values. It’s a great place for educators to learn about the success of other Catholic schools too. Follow us there to get alerts about our new shows as well.  Become a FAN of our show!

Prayer

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We pray for our mission that God’s light will shine.  We pray for all children to be blessed and cared for no matter which school they are involved in.  May God bless parents in their decisions and God bless the new generation as they enter into the world to make a difference.


4 thoughts on “About”

  1. Kristen Fink, Principal of Sacred Heart, Winnetka IL said:

    A great BIG thank you to Bill and Gen at Catholic School Spirit Show! We had an absolutely fabulous experience working with both of them! We are so thankful for the time and energy they took to get to know the people of Sacred Heart and promote our school, as well as Catholic education in general.

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  2. It’s been wonderful working with you, Bill and Gen! Your show gives potential families the ability to hear “first hand” about a Catholic school from not only administrators and teachers, but also from parents and students. Thank you for giving us this opportunity to showcase Catholic schools!

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    • You are welcome Cheryl. We have enjoyed working with your school at St. Mary of Gostyn in Downer’s Grove! We love hearing your feedback and appreciation for this gift Bill is giving the schools. Your attention to utilizing our marketing tool has been impressive. As a Marketing Director there, you have utilized our audio tools to the fullest and made the most of this wonderful opportunity. We hope to do the same for more schools.

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