Trans World Radio

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Trans World Radio (TWR)
Trans World Radio logo.jpg
FounderPaul Freed [nl]
TypeEvangelical Media Distributor
Area served
190 Countries 275 languages and dialects
Key people
Lauren Libby, president

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 190 countries in more than 275 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).


Radio station building
Broadcasting facility
Entrance and radio antennas
Transmission antennas
Bonaire operations of Trans World Radio

TWR started in 1952, when Paul Freed [nl] set up the organization to reach Spain by broadcasting from Morocco. Later, TWR moved to Monaco. Other major transmitting sites include Guam, Bonaire,[1] Sri Lanka, Cyprus, and eSwatini (Swaziland). The Federal Communications Commission has assigned the call letters KTWR to the Guam transmitter site. The callsign PJB is assigned to the Bonaire station.


  1. ^ O'Neal, James E. (14 May 2018). "TWR's Bonaire Facility Gets 440,000 Watt Makeover". Retrieved 3 December 2020.

Further reading[edit]

  • Freed, Paul E. (1979). Towers to Eternity, Nashville, Sceptre Books. ISBN 0-8407-5709-3

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