AM Technical Profile: WEWN
- Varies. See frequency
- Catholic Religious
eye] Located atop a ridge just east of the town of Vandiver in
Shelby County, north of County Road 43.
- Power (ERP):
- 250 kW
- 30 type HRS (horizontal, reflector,
steerable) antennas on site — directional
towards 40°, 85°, 155°, 220° and 355° azimuth for broadcasting to
Mexico, Central and South America, Cuba, the Middle East, Africa and
This photo, hosted by Google, shows part of the large antenna array
at the WEWN site in Vandiver.
short sample of the top of the hour ID of WEWN, plus part of some
sort of prayer recital. Recorded on 5810 kHz (beamed to South
America) on 30 August 2017. M4A (AAC) format, 53 seconds, 1.02 MB.
- Owned By:
- Eternal Word Television
- Shortwave radio station
WEWN began its broadcasting life in December 1992, put on by Mother
Angelica's EWTN cable network. Using four Continental 420C
transmitters capable of 500 kW each, the broadcasts initially targeted
the US and Europe (in English), Africa, and Central America (in
Spanish). At the end of March 2008 the station made significant
changes to their broadcasts, dropping ones aimed at the US and adding
English broadcasts to the Middle East, India and Asia. They also
expanded their Spanish language broadcasts from Latin America to Cuba
and the rest of the Caribbean. This aligned with an expansion of
terrestrial broadcasts in the United States on traditional AM, FM and
satellite radio platforms.