Trans World Radio

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Trans World Radio (TWR)
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Type Evangelical Media Distributor
Founded 1952
Founder(s) Paul Freed
Key people Lauren Libby, President of TWR
Area served 160 Countries 225 Languages & Dialects
Motto Reaching the world for Christ by mass media so that lasting fruit is produced
Website www.twr.org

Trans World Radio (TWR) is a multinational evangelical Christian media distributor. The largest Christian media organization in the world, it uses mediumwave or high-powered AM and shortwave transmitters, local FM radio stations, cable, satellite, Internet, and mobile device technologies. Currently, their programs can be heard in 160 countries in more than 230 languages and dialects.

TWR distributes programs for ministries such as Thru the Bible, In Touch, and Insight for Living as well as their own programs.

TWR is a member of Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA), Evangelical Press Association (EPA), National Religious Broadcasters (NRB), and International Orality Network (ION).

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TWR started in 1952, when Paul Freed set up the organization to reach Spain by broadcasting from Morocco. Later, TWR moved to Monaco. Other major transmitting sites include Guam, Bonaire, Sri Lanka, Cyprus, and Swaziland. The Federal Communications Commission has assigned the call letters KTWR to the Guam transmitter site.

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