WWCR

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WWCR
CityNashville, Tennessee
Broadcast areaWorldwide
BrandingWorld Wide Christian Radio
FrequencyVarious
First air dateJune 1989
FormatChristian radio/brokered programming
Power100,000 watts
Callsign meaningWorld Wide Christian Radio
AffiliationsGenesis Communications Network
OwnerF.W. Robbert Broadcasting
Websitehttp://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, as well as serving as the shortwave home of Genesis Communications Network's programs.[1] 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. 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:

  • "Essentials of Life & Wellness" hosted by Dr. Will Wong
  • Radio Free America hosted by Tom Valentine, sponsored by Carotec Health newspaper
  • For the People hosted by Chuck Harder
  • Newswatch Magazine hosted by David J. Smith
  • Radio Newyork International hosted by Allan Weiner
  • World of Radio hosted by Glenn Hauser
  • Rich Salzer Show
  • Conservative Preterist Church
  • Scriptures for America hosted by Peter J. Peters
  • Dr Gene Scott, with "The University Network" from California
  • Mark Koernke, a self-proclaimed militia leader, aka "Mark From Michigan," host of "The Intelligence Report"
  • Unshackled, the show of the Pacific Garden Mission
  • Rick Tyler, the Voice of Liberty
  • John Anderson, the Voice of Reason, Preterist Christian show
  • Jack McLamb, founder of "Police Against the New World Order"
  • Freedom Call" hosted by Lt. Col. James (Bo) Gritz
  • Rollye James, Libertarian
  • Pat Kiley, hosting "Follow the Money" with cohost Robert Chapman who became Melody Cedarstrom's cohost in the same timeslot after Kiley was indicted for complicity in a Ponzi scheme[2]
  • James McCanney, hosting his revisionist Science Hour At the Crossroads [3]
  • Dave Mooney, host of World Wide Country music show.
  • The Alex Jones Show
  • Joyce Riley and The Power Hour

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.[4] Ted Gunderson disputes that any apology was ever made and asserts that the case was entirely baseless.[5] The majority of the political commentary on the station is of a conservative or ultra-conservative nature with extensive discussion on conspiracy theories [6][7].

Transmitters[edit]

WWCR-1[edit]

  •   3.215 MHz 02:00 - 09:59 UTC
  • 15.795 MHz 10:00 - 12:59 UTC
  • 15.825 MHz 13:00 - 21:59 UTC
  •   6.115 MHz 22:00 - 01:59 UTC

WWCR-2[edit]

  •   5.935 MHz 01:00 - 12:59 UTC
  •   7.490 MHz 13:00 - 15:59 UTC
  • 12.160 MHz 16:00 - 20:59 UTC
  •   9.350 MHz 21:00 - 22:59 UTC
  •   5.070 MHz 23:00 - 00:59 UTC

WWCR-3[edit]

  •   4.840 MHz 01:00 - 12:59 UTC
  • 13.845 MHz 13:00 - 00:59 UTC

WWCR-4[edit]

  •   7.520 MHz 00:00 - 02:59 UTC
  •   5.890 MHz 03:00 - 12:59 UTC
  •   9.980 MHz 13:00 - 23:59 UTC

References[edit]

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