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Bott Radio Network Expands in Nashville

Contact: Rachel Launius, Bott Radio Network, 800-875-1903

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Feb. 17, 2011 /Christian Newswire/ -- Bott Radio Network announces a major FM expansion of its Christian Talk Radio service to Nashville and Middle Tennessee with the addition of five FM stations: 89.1 FM-Nashville, 91.5 FM-Dickson, 99.5 FM-Clarksville, 93.9 FM- Gallatin and 101.9 FM-Lebanon.

A special dedication broadcast is planned for Friday, February 18, at 12:00 noon to mark the moment when these five quality FM stations become part of Bott Radio Network. Together with BRN's powerful 50,000 watt station at AM 1160, they will broadcast Quality Bible Teaching, Christian News and Information programming 24/7 to families across Nashville and Middle Tennessee.

These FM stations were previously owned by Trevecca Nazarene University beginning in 1967 and provided Christian programming to the region. "We consider it a privilege to honor the ministry vision of Trevecca Nazarene University by broadcasting quality Christian programming to families across Middle Tennessee over these FM stations," says BRN President, Rich Bott. "It is important that quality Christian broadcast facilities like these are preserved for the proclamation of the Gospel message." The prayer of dedication on the broadcast will be offered by Trevecca President, Dr. Daniel Boone.

Bott Radio Network has plans for a major power increase at 89.1 FM in Nashville. "Last week the Federal Communications Commission granted our application and issued a construction permit to boost the power at 89.1 FM to 22,000 watts," said Don Boyd, BRN's Nashville Regional Manager. "That's a wonderful increase of almost 15 times more power, making 89.1 FM the most powerful Christian-formatted FM station in Nashville and the only one dedicated to Christian teaching and talk programming 24/7. The construction for the power increase will be completed this summer."

With headquarters in Kansas City, Bott Radio Network is recognized as a national leader in Christian broadcasting. For more than 49 years, Bott Radio Network has featured America's finest Bible teachers and Christian news and information programs to help people grow in the Lord and apply their faith in their daily lives. Bott Radio Network stretches across the United States from California to Tennessee, with a focus on the heart of America.

BRN President/CEO Rich Bott noted, "For nearly 50 years, Bott Radio Network has served families with Quality Bible Teaching and Christian News and Information. We are excited about expanding our FM coverage in Nashville, as well as in Dickson, Clarksville, Gallatin and Lebanon. These five FM signals will help more people to grow in their faith and to know what's happening in the world around them with a Biblical worldview."

Time magazine listed several of BRN's talk show hosts among the nation's 25 most influential evangelicals, including Billy Graham, Richard Land, Jay Sekulow, and Chuck Colson. BRN also features broadcasts by Adrian Rogers, Phyllis Schlafly, Chuck Swindoll, June Hunt, Charles Stanley, R.C. Sproul, and many other national Christian leaders.

Founded in Kansas City in 1962, Bott Radio Network currently broadcasts its format of Quality Bible Teaching with Christian News and Information on 88 radio stations, reaching into 15 states with a combined coverage of 40 million people. BRN also is heard nationwide on SkyAngel Channel 202, worldwide online at bottradionetwork.com, and on Smart Phones, Apple TV, iTunes, and the new "Bott Radio" iPhone app. You can find Bott Radio Network on Facebook at facebook.com/bottradionetwork and follow them on Twitter at twitter.com/bottradio.

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