RADIO MARIA was founded as a parish radio station in 1983, in Arcellasco d"Erba, in the province of Como in the Diocese of Milan. In 1987 the RADIO MARIA Association was founded making RADIO MARIA independent from the parish. In 1990 RADIO MARIA became a national radio. The following years, by God's grace it began expanding to other countries. In 1998 the World Family of RADIO MARIA was formed to ensure promotion, sharing, and development of the Radio Maria Project worldwide.
RADIO MARIA PNG INC, was founded when the Catholic Bishops Conference of PNG and Solomon Islands invited the World Family of Radio Maria to come in and establish. With the help of the Bishops, Fr. Martin We-en started the project in September 23rd 2006 and managed to get it on air on March 25th 2007.