WEWN

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This article is about the radio network. For its sister television network, see EWTN.

WEWN
City Vandiver / Irondale, Alabama
Broadcast area Nationwide
Branding Eternal Word Network
First air date December 28, 1992
Format Catholic Christian radio
Language(s) English
Spanish
Power 500,000 watts
Callsign meaning Worldwide Eternal Word Network
Owner Eternal Word Television Network
Webcast MP3, 128k Stereo
AAC, 24k Mono
AAC, 64k Stereo
Website www.ewtn.com/radio

WEWN is the shortwave radio outlet of the EWTN, a large Catholic international broadcaster. It was launched by Mother Angelica on December 28, 1992.[1] The station broadcasts from the city of Irondale, Alabama, on the outskirts of Birmingham with a high transmitter power of 500 kilowatts. There are 4 transmitters of 500kW each. The station currently transmits English programming to Africa, South East Asia, the Middle East and Europe, and Spanish programming to South America, the Caribbean, Mexico and Central America.[2] Programming is similar to that of the network's television channel.

On March 30, 2008, EWTN ceased all Shortwave transmissions to North America and expanded its English language coverage of WEWN to India, the Middle East and Southeast Asia. Spanish Language coverage was also expanded to Cuba, South America, Mexico and the Caribbean.[3] Previously WEWN only broadcast to North America, Latin America, Africa and Europe.[4]

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Coordinates: 33°30′13″N 86°28′27″W / 33.50361°N 86.47417°W / 33.50361; -86.47417