WCRT (AM)

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"WCRT-FM1" redirects here. For the unrelated Indiana station with a similar callsign, see WCRT-FM.
WCRT
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City of license Donelson, Tennessee
Broadcast area Nashville, Tennessee
Branding Bott Radio Network
Frequency 1160 kHz (AM)
First air date December 1968
Format Religious
Power 50,000 watts (day)
1,000 watts (night)
Class B
Facility ID 25031
Transmitter coordinates 36°9′49.00″N 86°42′56.00″W / 36.1636111°N 86.7155556°W / 36.1636111; -86.7155556 (NAD27)
Callsign meaning Christian Radio Tennessee
Former callsigns WAMB (1968–2006)
Owner Bott Communications, Inc.
Webcast Listen Live
Website WCRT Online
WCRT-FM1
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City of license Donelson, Tennessee
Broadcast area Nashville, Tennessee
Branding Bott Radio Network
Frequency 98.7 MHz (FM)
First air date 1990
Format Radio
ERP 75 watts
HAAT 83 meters (272 ft)
Class STA
Facility ID 166220
Transmitter coordinates 36°9′49.00″N 86°42′56.00″W / 36.1636111°N 86.7155556°W / 36.1636111; -86.7155556 (NAD27)
Callsign meaning Christian Radio Tennessee
Former callsigns WAMB-FM1 (1990–2007)
Owner Bott Communications, Inc.
Webcast Listen Live

WCRT (1160 AM) is a Class B AM radio station licensed to the community of Donelson, Tennessee, near Nashville. Broadcasting a format of evangelical preaching and talk shows, WCRT is owned by Bott Communications, a Christian broadcaster, which bought the station, formerly WAMB, from longtime Nashville broadcaster Bill Barry (now deceased; he later operated a lower-powered WAMB on the frequency of 1200 kHz).

The WCRT callsign is derived from Christian Radio Tennessee. WCRT broadcasts at 50,000 watts during the day and 1,000 watts at night. Because the 1160 kHz frequency receives interference from a Cuban radio station[who?] operating in excess of the officially notified power under international treaties, WCRT has maintained a special temporary authority since 1990 from the Federal Communications Commission to operate an FM station at night as well. This station has the callsign WCRT-FM1 and, from 1998 on, has operated on 98.7 MHz from one of the WCRT (AM) towers.[1]

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