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CityVandiver / Irondale, Alabama
Broadcast areaNationwide
BrandingEternal Word Network
First air dateDecember 28, 1992 (1992-12-28)
FormatCatholic Christian radio
Power250,000 watts (authorized for 500,000 watts)
Transmitter coordinates33°30′13″N 86°28′27″W / 33.50361°N 86.47417°W / 33.50361; -86.47417Coordinates: 33°30′13″N 86°28′27″W / 33.50361°N 86.47417°W / 33.50361; -86.47417
Callsign meaningWorldwide Eternal Word Network
OwnerEternal Word Television Network
WebcastMP3, 128k Stereo
AAC, 24k Mono
AAC, 64k Stereo

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. There are four transmitters capable of 500 kilowatts each, but are ran no higher than 250 kW. The station currently transmits English programming to Africa, Southeast 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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