The Diocese of Des Moines


The Diocese of Des Moines produces two radio shows that air on Catholic radio stations in and around the diocese.

In the Heartland with Bishop Pates

“In the Heartland With Bishop Pates” is a weekly radio show broadcast live on Fridays at 9 a.m. on KWKY 1150 AM in Des Moines and KVSS 102.7 FM in Omaha. It can also be heard online at

Listeners: The show reaches from Lincoln, Neb. to the west to Atlantic, Iowa to the east.
Hosts: Hosted by Bishop Richard Pates and Kelly Mescher Collins, the show focuses on local and national issues of importance related to the Catholic faith.
Format:  Segment 1: Bishop Pates talks with Kelly about current events

                Segments 2: Bishop Pates discusses a topic in depth, interview local

                and nationally known experts on the matter

            Segment 3: Bishop wraps up the show with a prayer. He welcomes calls at 515-223-1150. Questions can be e-mailed ahead of time to and Bishop will address them during this last segment of the show.

Archive:  Click here for an archive of recent shows.