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Bott Increases Power in Nashville

WECV goes to 22 kW with new transmitter

Christian broadcaster Bott Radio Network threw the switch on an FM power increase in Nashville.

The WECV signal at 89.1 MHz is now broadcasting with 15 times more power than before, it said, moving to 22 kW, up from 1.4 kW.

BRN purchased the license earlier this year from Trevecca Nazarene University and then applied for a power increase. It believes it has added “thousands of new families” to its listening area.

“With a brand new transmitter, antenna and related equipment, 89.1 FM now reaches from Nashville to Murfreesboro, Brentwood, Franklin, and everywhere in between.” It purchased a Broadcast Electronics FM-10S transmitter and ERI two-bay directionalized antenna from RF Specialties out of Kearney, Mo.

It is headquartered in Kansas City and was founded in 1962. The network can be heard on 89 radio stations total. It has been expanding its footprint of owned stations. It started with WCRV at 640 kHz in Memphis, a big signal serving the Mid-South; in 2006, BRN turned on Nashville station WCRT at 1160. Earlier this year it launched five FM signals in Nashville and Middle Tennessee.