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City of license Nashville, Tennessee
Broadcast area Worldwide
Branding World Wide Christian Radio
Frequency Various
First air date June 1989
Format Christian radio/brokered programming
Power 100,000 watts
Callsign meaning World Wide Christian Radio
Owner F.W. Robbert Broadcasting
Website http://www.wwcr.com/

WWCR is a shortwave radio station located in Nashville, Tennessee in the United States. WWCR uses four 100 kW transmitters to broadcast on about a dozen frequencies.

WWCR mainly leases out its four transmitters to religious organizations and speakers. However, it does air a few hours of original programming per week.

F.W. Robbert Broadcasting also owns the AM (mediumwave) stations WNQM in Nashville, WMQM and WLRM in Memphis, WITA in Knoxville, and WVOG in New Orleans, Louisiana. Some of WWCR's programming is also broadcast on these local stations.


Originally known as 'World Wide Country Radio,' WWCR began broadcasting a country format but quickly switched to a standard evangelical Christian format, also selling leased airtime. Because of the station's policy of leasing airtime, WWCR acquired an early reputation for carrying an eclectic mix of political and entertainment programming in addition to the religious programs. Among those, past as well as present, making their shortwave debut on WWCR, are:

  • Radio Free America hosted by Tom Valentine, sponsored by The Spotlight newspaper
  • For the People hosted by Chuck Harder
  • Newswatch Magazine hosted by David J. Smith
  • The Hour of the Time hosted by William Cooper
  • Radio Newyork International hosted by Allan Weiner
  • World of Radio hosted by Glenn Hauser
  • Scriptures for America hosted by Peter J. Peters
  • Dr Gene Scott, with "The University Network" from California
  • Mark Koernke, a militia leader, aka "Mark From Michigan," host of "The Intelligence Report"
  • Unshackled, the show of the Pacific Garden Mission
  • Jack McLamb, founder of "Police Against the New World Order"
  • Power of Prophecy hosted by Texe Marrs, best-selling anti-NWO author
  • Rollye James, Libertarian endorsing fellow government skeptic Melody Cedarstrom of Discount Gold & Silver Trading (whose own show on WWCR misrepresents graded coins as having more upside than non-graded coins).
  • Pat Kiley, hosting "Follow the Money" with cohost Robert Chapman who became Melody Cedartrom's cohost in the same timeslot after Kiley was indicted for complicity in a Ponzi scheme[1]
  • James McCanney, hosting his revisionist Science Hour At the Crossroads (where the latitude of Russia's capital is now the same as that of England's, rather than Scotland's, as broadcast on 9.Dec.2010)[2]
  • Dave Mooney, host of World Wide Country music show.

WWCR is also notable for a December 1997 broadcast by Ted Gunderson which later became the subject of a court case. In that case, lawyers for Art Bell claimed that the broadcast had implied he had been charged with child molestation. A defamation lawsuit against the station was settled in October 2000 and Art Bell claimed that WWCR had apologized for the incident.[3] Ted Gunderson disputes that any apology was ever made and asserts that the case was entirely baseless.[4]



  •   3215 kHz 02:00 - 09:59 UTC
  • 15795 kHz 10:00 - 12:59 UTC
  • 15825 kHz 13:00 - 21:59 UTC
  •   6115 kHz 22:00 - 01:59 UTC


  •   5935 kHz 01:00 - 12:59 UTC
  •   7490 kHz 13:00 - 15:59 UTC
  • 12160 kHz 16:00 - 20:59 UTC
  •   9350 kHz 21:00 - 22:59 UTC
  •   5070 kHz 23:00 - 00:59 UTC


  •   4840 kHz 01:00 - 12:59 UTC
  • 13845 kHz 13:00 - 00:59 UTC


  •   7520 kHz 00:00 - 02:59 UTC
  •   5890 kHz 03:00 - 12:59 UTC
  •   9980 kHz 12:00 - 23:59 UTC


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Coordinates: 36°10′N 86°47′W / 36.17°N 86.78°W / 36.17; -86.78