WWCR

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WWCR
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.

History[edit]

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:

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.[2] Ted Gunderson disputes that any apology was ever made and asserts that the case was entirely baseless.[3]

Transmitters[edit]

WWCR-1[edit]

  •   3215 kHz 02:00 - 09:59 UTC
  •   6875 kHz 10:00 - 11:59 UTC
  • 15825 kHz 12:00 - 20:59 UTC
  •   6875 kHz 21:00 - 22:59 UTC
  •   3195 kHz 23:00 - 01:59 UTC

WWCR-2[edit]

  •   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

WWCR-3[edit]

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

WWCR-4[edit]

  •   5890 kHz 01:00 - 11:59 UTC
  •   9980 kHz 12:00 - 00:59 UTC

References[edit]

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