The Mission of Rim Catholic Radio is to evangelize to existing Catholics, lapsed Catholics and to provide education on the Catholic Faith to good people

of other faiths or people of no faith.

About Us


 98.9 FM - KPIH

KPIH 98.9 FM


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 In 2012, four men, dedicated to the Catholic Faith came together to discuss the possibility of starting a radio station to support evangelization in our Payson, AZ community and surrounding area. We formed a parent non-profit corporation called Rim Catholic Evangelization Assoc. It was first recognized by the State of Arizona and later we received IRS tax exempt status as a 501(c)3 organization.

While it took us 3+ long years to accomplish it, public broadcasting of Catholic Truth began at 3:00 pm on Friday, September 25, 2015. Authorized by the FCC, we operate as a lower power (LP) FM station at 98.9. Our broadcast outreach serves a small but growing population of over 15,000 souls. There is a current, vibrant effort to bring a 6,500 student college extension campus into our community.

As stated above, KPIH was started by four individuals, but we owe our achievements to the support to numerous individuals and organizations. Among those we recognize is His Eminence Bishop Gerald Kicanas of the Diocese of Tucson. We also received support from Reverend Edward Lucero of Saint Philip the Apostle Catholic Church. Of equal importance has been the spiritual and financial support of the Catholic Foundation of the Diocese, the Knights of Columbus and numerous parishioners of St. Philip, and other donors. We received a significant donation from an individual in Italy, and a modest donation from a deacon couple in Ireland. This support has been received with utmost gratitude.

KPIH is dedicated to the Immaculate Heart of Our Lady, committed to providing open sharing about the truths of our wonderful Catholic Faith. We express gratitude for the help and protection of Saint Joseph the Worker.  We are affiliated with the Immaculate Heart Radio Network of which there are some 33 other affiliate stations in the West.

If you are interested in helping with this work, our greatest need is for prayer.  We are also seeking donations and underwriters to help us with ongoing operating costs, and to help us secure needed backup equipment. We operate with a skeleton staff of all volunteers; we hope to be able to add staff and expand our local programming as time and financial resources allow. 
For further information, please contact us at

KPIH CATHOLIC RADIO - P.O. Box 1635, Payson, AZ 85547

or phone us at (928) 363-4144.   EMAIL --- 

We are KPIH - the voice of Catholic Radio in the north-central Arizona Rim Country.