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Our Founder, Father Kenneth Baker, S.J.

In 1989, Fr. Kenneth Baker, S.J., founded the predecessor to Saint Michael Broadcasting, Catholic Views Broadcasts, which previously operated two Catholic TV stations: Channel 19 in Minneapolis, Minnesota and Channel 54 in Chicago, Illinois. In 2009, he transferred ownership of the Minneapolis station to St. Michael Broadcasting.

Fr. Baker studied theology at the University of Innsbruck, Austria, and then earned his Ph.D. in Theology at Marquette University in Wisconsin. He taught theology for seventeen years at Gonzaga University in Washington.

Since 1971 Fr. Baker has been the editor of the Homiletic & Pastoral Review, a monthly magazine for Catholic clergy. He is the author of Fundamentals of Catholicism and Inside the Bible (both Ignatius Press).

He has appeared on EWTN’s Mother Angelica Live and taped a thirteen-part series on the Bible for broadcast on EWTN.


About Us

St. Michael Broadcasting [formerly Catholic Views Broadcasts, Inc.], Channel 14 UHF TV, is the only FCC licensed Catholic television broadcast station in the state of Minnesota.  Our sole purpose is to serve as an evangelization tool for the Roman Catholic Church in order to be an influential, educational and moral voice in our society.

Channel 14 TV is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization and depends entirely on donations. A unique feature of the station is that it is operated and managed exclusively by volunteers. Since there are no paid staff members, 100% of all donations received go directly toward station operations. All donations are tax deductible.

Note: St. Michael Broadcasting and EWTN are not the same entity.  St. Michael Broadcasting rebroadcasts EWTN’s signal. We need the support of our viewers to continue, and to continue to improve, this service.

Viewer services:

  • Studio tours for groups or individuals,

  • Speakers for on-site presentations to local schools, parishes or church related organizations,

  • Free monthly newsletter

  • Broadcast advertising for church related events.

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