The beginning of Radio Maria Malta dates back to the 31st May 1995, when Radio 106 began to transmit in a small room within the Dominican Friars Convent in Rabat. This radio-station, was led by the Kerygma Movement, and was dedicated to broadcast cultural, musical and religious programmes, together with the ideal of the movement –that of spreading the word of God to everyone.
Throughout the years, several changes occurred. The main one was when Radio 106 changed its name to Radju Marija. This took place on the 5th May 1998, when the Assocjazzjoni Radju Marija was formed. From this day onwards, the station carried on towards its aim: being a radio station dedicated to those who wanted to listen to religious and cultural programmes. The work of Radju Marija is that of spreading the Word of God and to help the Church in its teachings. Thus the motto of the radio is A Christian Voice in Your Home. Besides this, as part of the World Family of Radio Maria, the station embraces on the same ideas as other Radio Maria, stations do throughout the world.
It is interesting to note that throughout these years, the station received an encouraging response from listeners, who are on the increase. Another encouraging factor came about through the visits made by several prominent Church personalities, amongst whom: Cardinal Arinze from Nigeria, the Archbishop of Malta (Mons. G. Mercieca), Mons. A. Depasquale (Auxiliary Bishop), and Fr.Thimothy Radcliffe OP (Master of the Order of Preachers). All of these personalities witnessed the work being carried out, and their presence stimulates us to continue.
On the 17th June 2004, Radju Marija started transmitting on a new frequency: 102.3FM. This was a milestone for the Association, since finally, the National Licence was acquired, and thus Radju Marija is now reaching the whole of Malta and Gozo, enabling more people to receive a word of confort and support through the teachings of the Church.
Radju Marija is not a commercial station, as no adverts are allowed. It depends entirely on donations sent in by listeners and above all through Divine Providence. It is also a station that runs entirely with the help of volunteers. Together, they all work hard to spread the word of God. Volunteers believe strongly in this project and have a great love for our mother Mary who surely showers many blessings on them as well on the listeners themselves.