40000 Horseshoe Road
Punta Gorda, FL 33982
General Manager: Paul Lodato
Operations Manager: Ivette Lodato
Paul Lodato was hired July 2005 as the youngest general manager of the Christian Television Network. When Paul took the helm of CTN Southwest Florida, formerly known as WRXY-TV, he brought with him a vision to produce and broadcast innovative and engaging programming that provides viewers a message of hope while entertaining and educating the entire family.
Paul is best known to his viewing audience as the executive producer and host of Christian Television Network internationally weekly broadcast Contending for the Faith seen every Friday night at 6:30 pm EST on CTN Direct TV 376, Dish Network 267 and Glory Star Satellite channel 117 in the United States.
Paul founded Southwest Florida Film and Television Academy in 2014 to network media industry professionals and provide a media training school for up and coming media professionals.
Paul is also well established in the Southwest Florida business community. In 2008, GulfShore Business magazine named him one of its “40 Under 40” individuals who have distinguished themselves in Business & their communities. He is frequently invited to speak about media/business to civic, nonprofit and church organizations.
Paul is also an accomplished preacher, singer, songwriter and serves together with his wife Ivette as founders of Light of the Word Ministries (www.lightoftheword.tv)
Prior to being named General Manager of CTN Southwest Florida (WRXY-TV), This Tulsa, Oklahoma native, was a top sales & marketing executive for Impact Productions, the Tulsa-based organization then known as the world’s leader in creating television commercials and websites for faith-based organizations on mainstream television and lead promoter of Mel Gibson’s Film The Passion of the Christ.