WCRT (AM)

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WCRT
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CityDonelson, Tennessee
Broadcast areaNashville, Tennessee
BrandingBott Radio Network
Frequency1160 kHz (AM)
Translator(s)W296DE (107.1 MHz, Donelson)
First air dateDecember 1968
FormatReligious
Power50,000 watts (day)
1,000 watts (night)
ClassB
Facility ID25031
Transmitter coordinates36°9′49.00″N 86°42′56.00″W / 36.1636111°N 86.7155556°W / 36.1636111; -86.7155556 (NAD27)
Callsign meaningChristian Radio Tennessee
Former callsignsWAMB (1968–2006)
OwnerBott Communications, Inc.
WebcastListen Live
Websitebottradionetwork.com/station/1160-am-nashville-tn/
WCRT-FM1
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CityDonelson, Tennessee
Broadcast areaNashville, Tennessee
BrandingBott Radio Network
Frequency106.3 MHz (FM)
First air date1990
FormatRadio
ERP75 watts
HAAT83 meters (272 ft)
ClassSTA
Facility ID166220
Transmitter coordinates36°9′49.00″N 86°42′56.00″W / 36.1636111°N 86.7155556°W / 36.1636111; -86.7155556 (NAD27)
Callsign meaningChristian Radio Tennessee
Former callsignsWAMB-FM1 (1990–2007)
Former frequencies106.7 MHz (1990-1998)
98.7 MHz (1998-2009)
103.9 MHz (2009-2015)
OwnerBott Communications, Inc.
WebcastListen 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 with 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 from one of the WCRT (AM) towers.[1] The current frequency for WCRT-FM1 is 106.3 MHz, the fourth frequency on which it has operated since being authorized.[citation needed]

1160 AM is a United States clear-channel frequency, on which KSL (AM) in Salt Lake City, Utah is the dominant Class A station. WCRT must reduce power during nighttime hours in order to protect the skywave signals of KSL (AM) and WYLL in Chicago, both fulltime 50,000 watts signals. WYLL is a Class B station.

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  1. ^ Miller, Charles N. (May 8, 2007). "In re: Bott Communications, Inc. WCRT-FM1 (FB), Donelson, Tennessee, Facility Identification Number 166220, Special Temporary Authority" (PDF). Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved December 21, 2007.

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