About: Listen Up, Jesus Is On
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College Grad takes over “Listen Up
Jesus is on the Air!”
2016. It was a Sunday morning. I woke up and thought with such
curiosity and zeal, “what happened to the radio show”? One night at
a dinner event in 2011, the radio show “Listen Up Jesus is on the
Air!” was born. Dr. Anthony Ciuffo, a businessman, and Dr. John
Palmer, a psychologist, came together and thought of sharing and
spreading their love for Jesus to others through the radio. The
radio show was broadcast live every Saturday morning from 10am-11am
on the radio dial 1240AM (WGBB). CD copies were made of every show
and all of the shows of “Listen Up Jesus is on the Air!” is
currently on the website:
show continued until October 2016 with Joan Ciuffo, (Anthony
Ciuffo’s wife), as host of the final show. The last show was in
loving memory of Joan’s husband, Dr. Ciuffo and Dr. Palmer, their
friend. Both Dr. Palmer and Dr. Ciuffo passed away this year. They
left an extraordinary legacy of faithful service and love to all.
return to the year 2016. My name is Caterina Viti and I recently
graduated from Stony Brook University in May of 2016 as a Spanish
and Sociology major. On Sunday November 6, 2016, I went to mass at
my home church of St. Catherine of Sienna in Franklin Square, N.Y.
After the mass, I asked our pastor Monsignor Rick if the radio show
was still on the air after Tony (Dr. Ciuffo’s) death in July of
2016. He told me that the show unfortunately ended but that I should
speak to Joan Ciuffo for more information. I felt in my heart that
it would be a shame to see the good work Dr. Ciuffo and Dr. Palmer
did through the radio show come to an end. Their funny, engaging,
and informational shows brought the Catholic faith to life.
Incredibly, Joan Ciuffo walked right into the room after Monsignor
Rick uttered those words. I approached Joan with the interest of
continuing the show. Joan patiently spoke with me that day
discussing the format of the radio show, which includes guest
speakers, a scriptural reflection, a saint of the day, music, etc.
Shortly after that day, I contacted the station manager of WGBB. The
rest you can say is history!
In life, we
must be willing to say yes and take a step of faith into the
unknown. The radio show “Listen Up Jesus is on the Air!” debuted on
December 3, 2016. All of the shows, pictures, videos, etc. will
continue to be on the website: www.listen-up.net. I stepped out in
faith to help others grow closer to God; however, I am receiving so
much more than I ever thought. I had no idea that 7 months after
graduating college I would be the host of a radio show! Life is full
of surprises and through the radio show; I am meeting new people and
learning more about my faith. I am also developing leadership,
interpersonal, and communication skills. I hope that all, especially
young people, will “comprehend with all the holy ones what is the
breadth, length, height and depth…[of] the love of
Christ.”-Ephesians 3:17-19. This love of God heals and uplifts all.
So come on! Listen Up, Jesus is on the Air!
Dr. John Palmer's Bio is as
John Palmer is a psychologist who combines spirituality and prayer
into each therapy session. He believes that you see a therapist one
one or two hours per week and that during the other 166 hours you
should spend time in relationship with God.
He feels strongly that without the presence of God in therapy, all
that happens is circumlocution. The presence of God breaks up
talking in circles.
Anthony F. Ciuffo's Bio is as follows:
Anthony Ciuffo earned his Doctor of Philosophy Degree, with a
Concentration in Business and Emphasis on Entrepreneurship. His
specialization is business development and business start-ups.
Anthony has started and operated twelve businesses. He is a businessman, author, college instructor and advisor.
He believes that Jesus is gently telling us that he wants to be
involved in all aspects of our lives, religious, personal, family,
friends, work and business. With His involvement, we will not
fail. Jesus is a loyal friend and should be the center and CEO of
Memory of Dr John T. Palmer / Passed 10/20/2015
Memory of Dr Anthon F. Ciuffo / Passed 7/3/2016