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About WCQR Radio

General Information

Where on the dial is my local WCQR?

Tennessee:
Tri-Cities – 88.3
Greeneville – 93.7
Rogersville/Morristown- 104.3

Virginia:
Wise- 104.7
Marion – 96.1

What does it take to get a station in my area? How much does it cost?

Even though we would love to have a signal in every city in America, several factors determine whether we are able to put a signal in a particular area. The main factor is the availability of frequencies. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulates all broadcast frequencies in the United States. Currently, most markets do not have any frequencies available. One option we have is to buy an existing high-powered station, but most of these stations sell for millions of dollars, a price generally out of WCQR’S reach.

Building low-powered stations (called translators, because they “translate” from one frequency to another) is also an option. Though translators do not cover as large an area as a full-power station, they still provide usable service. Unfortunately, the FCC has not accepted new translator applications for a number of years.

Because full-power stations take priority over translators, if an existing translator causes interference with another full-power station (even a new station), the translator must be removed.

Even with permission from the FCC, a station or translator can still take years to build. FCC and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations, availability of land and tower space, local zoning laws, EPA restrictions and even weather can affect the timetable of building a signal or make it impossible to build.


 

Signal Questions

My local signal has ongoing reception problems. Why can’t you increase the power or move the antenna closer to my area?

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulates all broadcast signals in the United States, imposing strict regulations on where a station can broadcast from and at how much power. Every signal is limited by these regulations in order to avoid interference with other signals. In most cases, increasing the signal strength of one of our signals would cause interference with other signals.

Many of our signals are low-powered translators, which means they do not cover as large an area as full-power stations. Because of FCC rules, stations take precedence over translators. Therefore, if a translator causes interference with a station, it has to be taken off the air.

My local signal has been off the air for a few hours/days/weeks. What happened and are you aware that it’s off the air?

A signal may be off the air for several reasons. Often a translator must be taken off the air due to interference (see above question), technical issues such as a malfunctioning antenna or defective receiver, or extreme weather conditions such as high winds and heavy snow. We are usually aware of these outages since most of our signals are equipped with remote controls that report when a signal is off the air. However, even with the best technology, those systems occasionally break down. If your local signal has been down for an extended period of time, please contact us.

 


 

 

Donations

Donations

Is my gift to WCQR tax deductible?

Absolutely! WCQR is a registered 501(c)3 not-for-profit ministry.

If I already give a monthly gift to WCQR, do I need to renew my support during Sharathon?

First, we’ve just gotta say it, “THANK YOU!” We really appreciate your support! Unless you’ve given us an expiration date, your pledge is ongoing so there’s no need to renew. Of course if you want to make a change, we can always help, just call us at 1-88-477-5676 or email us. Thanks so much for checking!

I’m new – just wondering, how do I donate?

You can donate online and “walk” through the online form. If you’d like to call and make a gift personally, we’d love to hear from you at 1-888-477-5676

Is there a minimum donation amount?

There are no minimums and there are no maximums. We are thankful for every gift given to support WCQR

How do I make changes (amount, address, stuff like that) to my current donation or member account?

Our donor support office would be more than happy to make those changes for you.  You can call 1-877-321-3811 or reach them by  email (make sure to put “Change to account” in subject line).

Can I make my donation using an automatic deduction from my credit card or bank?

You sure can! We’d love to have you check out our EZ gift giving plan for monthly giving by using your checking, savings or debit/credit card. It’s easy to get started when you pledge online and choose “Other Payment Options.” If you have any questions, please just give us a call at 1-877-321-3811.

What happens after I make my financial gift?

You can expect a thank you letter and gift acknowledgement from WCQR to arrive very soon. This will also include your member number.

If you’ve asked for statements, you’ll continue to receive monthly letters and giving envelopes.

Can I just mail my gift or do I have to wait for the envelope? 

You sure can! Our mailing address for gifts is:

WCQR
P. O. Box 8039
Gray, TN 37615

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Share your prayer request

You may add your prayer request to the WCQR prayer wall using the form below. Once your prayer request is received, we will share it according to your instructions. Please include no full names for their protection. Feel free to submit as many prayer requests as you like!


I prayed for this

Prayed for 13 times.

Major Test

I am requesting prayer requests for my daughter Autumn and her friend Dominique. They both graduated from ETSU with Bachelor of Nursing degrees and have both accepted jobs at Duke Hospital in Durham NC (pending them taking and passing their board exam which is this week). Please pray that God gives them peace and helps them retain and recall all the knowledge they need to ace this test and begin their jobs. Please also pray for their safety as they begin this new step in their lives. Autumn will be a Pediatric Nurse and Dominique will will be working in Post Op.

Received: February 20, 2018

I prayed for this

Prayed for 16 times.

Anonymous

Please be in prayer for my nephew, Skyler. He is sweet teenager going thru a lot of different struggles right now.

Received: February 19, 2018

This prayer has been answered!

Anonymous

I had the prayer request back on 1/31/18 for surgery to remove a tumor from my stomach. My first pathology report could not determine what it was, so it was sent to John Hopkins research center in Maryland. I went for my post op visit today and got great news, the tumor was non-cancerous :) Praise the Lord for his Mercy and Grace! He has reminded me thru all this , He is still in control and I am so thankful for newness of life through Jesus. Thank you for all the prayers for me. May god bless you and WCQR :)

Received: February 16, 2018

I prayed for this

Prayed for 7 times.

Anonymous

I am a retired baby boomer and Word of Faith believer that would like to make a divine connection with another believer to partner with to pray and intercede as the Lord leads. I have been praying for such a person for many months, and believe that this is the Lord's leading to accomplish this goal.

Received: February 16, 2018

I prayed for this

Prayed for 10 times.

Work Schedule

Please pray my husband gets notified that he got extra work shifts

Received: February 16, 2018

I prayed for this

Prayed for 13 times.

Parents

Please be in prayer for my parents next week. my dad needs back surgery, but due to cancer can not have anesthesia so they are going to do injections in his spine. My mom will be having eye surgery.

Received: February 15, 2018

I prayed for this

Prayed for 8 times.

Anonymous

I am having surgery this Friday and am very nervous. Please pray for me to have peace and for God to guide the surgeons.

Received: February 14, 2018

I prayed for this

Prayed for 10 times.

Anonymous

I am an ordained minister and have been for several years. I answered the call to preach at a young age and have been preaching God's word for quite some time. However, it has been recently that I fully surrendered to God and have made myself willing to go and pastor after running from Him and His call to being a pastor. For the longest time, I just had decided within myself to be simply a lay preacher because I had seen some great preachers go through some great things in churches and it made me fearful to be a pastor even though I knew that is what God had called me to be. I had venture down several other avenues but they inevitably failed because it's not what I was supposed to be doing. After all of that, I surrendered to God and made myself willing to go and pastor. To cut a long story short, I am scheduled to go to a church in South Carolina on Sunday, February 25, 2018 to "try out" to be their pastor. I am praying that God will open the door and allow me to be their pastor, to help the church grow and prosper, and move forward. They have been without a pastor since October 2017. I am praying that God will allow me to be their pastor, that God will give me the messages that need to be preached, and that His spirit will go before me and prepare the hearts of the people as well as mine. I ask that you pray with me and for me that God will move tremendously in this situation.

Received: February 13, 2018

I prayed for this

Prayed for 13 times.

Anonymous

I have a special prayer request about a job situation. Also pray that I can find forgiveness in my heart. I want to love and be more and more like Jesus..

Received: February 12, 2018

I prayed for this

Prayed for 14 times.

Anonymous

I don't know the family personally, but I would for everyone to lift up the Thomas family. They just recently lost their 5 year old who was in a car accident with his mom and sister. I know the mom has a lot of "whys" and "what ifs" that are laying heavy on her heart. I pray God will just wrap his loving arms around her and the family in their time of sorrow.

Received: February 10, 2018

I prayed for this

Prayed for 10 times.

Anonymous

My husband had a fall in our garage in December breaking a bone in his leg and causing injury to the muscles in his leg. He is still having problems with this injury. The physicians told him yesterday that he would eventually have to either have surgery or wear braces on his feet. This has been very hard on him trying to recover from this injury. I know this is a little thing to someone who has greater issues with their health such as Cancer, and other illness that they are dealing with, and this is a little thing to our heavenly Father but to my husband this has been a big upset for him to deal with. He is flat-footed and has plantar fachitis and he has so much pain with them and sometimes has a hard time walking. Thank you so very much for your prayers. We know without a doubt that God is the mighty physician and can heal him from this.

Received: February 9, 2018

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Anonymous

Please pray for my son. Lift him and his dire situation up to the Lord that He may work a miracle in his life. I Pray the Lord send angels of protection to stand guard over him wherever he is and tell him son he is Loved.

Received: February 8, 2018

I prayed for this

Prayed for 16 times.

Anonymous

I would like to please ask for prayers of strength, comfort, and healing for a co-worker who has been diagnosed with cancer and is about to have surgery. I pray that God can use this situation for good and to bring another child close to Him

Received: February 7, 2018

I prayed for this

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Anonymous

Please pray for my family. Our marriage is falling apart and we are having financial problems. It seems we can’t catch a break. Our bank account is staying behind and we are bouncing bills. I don’t know what to do. I am completely stressed and handling all this on my own. I am trusting that God will see us through all this. Thank You!

Received: February 7, 2018

I prayed for this

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Anonymous

I am overwhelmed right now. So many things are wrong with my home electric, water, things just breaking and falling apart. On top of this family issues. I am feeling so depressed. I love Jesus and I know he loves me. Please pray For me.

Received: February 7, 2018

I prayed for this

Prayed for 15 times.

Anonymous

I ask for prayers for me and my husband and our marriage. We have 2 amazing kids and celebrated our 5 anniversary last nov. Pray it is the Lords will for us to keep growing as a family.

Received: February 5, 2018

I prayed for this

Prayed for 25 times.

Anonymous

Please pray for my marriage. My husband is struggling with addictions and wants a divorce. Please pray that he can overcome his addictions and that he starts to fight for our marriage.

Received: February 3, 2018

I prayed for this

Prayed for 18 times.

Anonymous

I need prayer for my family as someone is not telling the truth about another member and it has had a great negative effect. Please pray for peace, truth and conviction to come and that God get all the glory when He restores and heals this situation.

Received: February 2, 2018

I prayed for this

Prayed for 15 times.

Financial Issues

My family is having major financial problems. I really need a financial miracle. Thanks for all your prayers

Received: February 2, 2018

I prayed for this

Prayed for 23 times.

Anonymous

Please be in prayer for my marriage and financially. I am trusting in God and know he will take care of us. Just having a really hard time right now and stressed out over bills. Thank You!

Received: February 1, 2018

I prayed for this

Prayed for 29 times.

Anonymous

My mother Dottie had a stroke back on 17th. Would you please raise her name to Jesus and pray for her.

Received: January 30, 2018

I prayed for this

Prayed for 25 times.

Anonymous

I am a Christian and I am having surgery tomorrow for a tumor on my stomach. A doctor in Kingsport, will be removing part of my stomach where the tumor is located. Please prayer that the Lord will give the doctors the skill and help me through this. I pray that there will be no cancer and I can heal soon. May God bless you:)

Received: January 30, 2018

I prayed for this

Prayed for 25 times.

Anonymous

Please pray for me, I'm encountering so serious health issues. More than that I want revival in my soul

Received: January 29, 2018

I prayed for this

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Anonymous

My family and I are experiencing a financial hardship and have been for a couple of years now. Please pray that God will provide knowledge and means to be set free from this burden. It is causing trouble in our relationship and marriage and has been.

Received: January 29, 2018

I prayed for this

Prayed for 17 times.

Anonymous

Work didn’t exactly go my way last week. Please pray God give me favor in the eyes of my supervisors.

Received: January 29, 2018

I prayed for this

Prayed for 18 times.

Anonymous

I had surgery last year for a type of ovarian cancer and I have had another cyst come up. I am asking for prayers that God will intervene on this and take the cyst away or that there will not be any cancer cells in it.

Received: January 27, 2018

I prayed for this

Prayed for 26 times.

Anonymous

My husband is jealous, controlling, and emotionally abusive. He blames me for how he treats me. I feel like I am in prison. I have a 13 year old to think about too. It’s bad. Please pray for us.

Received: January 27, 2018

I prayed for this

Prayed for 17 times.

Anonymous

My son has had a bad day. He had found a new job, resigned prior job, then there was a problem at the new employer. The previous employer will not take him back because of "paperwork" issues. He is devastated, overwhelmed, and lost in anger, fear, and uncertainty. Please lift him up.

Received: January 26, 2018

I prayed for this

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Anonymous

Pray for my boyfriend and I that we will know soon where our relationship is going....

Received: January 26, 2018

I prayed for this

Prayed for 15 times.

Anonymous

I did one of these before and I so far have 10 prayers I want to say thank you to the people who prayed but last time I didn’t bit a name. Please pray fo my family my mom does have to get a job and the church my dad is pastor at isn’t even paying half of what they were to begin with. And me and my brother are getting school books next semester instead of online school. Please pray for us.

Received: January 25, 2018

I prayed for this

Prayed for 18 times.

Paul

I've been struggling to find solid and meaningful friendships. Please pray that God would give me godly friends and discernment and guidance in the friendships I should have. Also pray that I could be a good friend to the ones I make.

Received: January 25, 2018

I prayed for this

Prayed for 19 times.

Kidney Failure

My niece Elizabeth is in the hospital and in great need of healing. She has multiple physical issues, and is acute kidney failure.

Received: January 25, 2018

I prayed for this

Prayed for 16 times.

Anonymous

My family's finances, and business doors to open! My son to get a career.

Received: January 25, 2018

I prayed for this

Prayed for 22 times.

Anonymous

I come to you in the name of Jesus with a humbled heart and request all to please left me up in your prayers. I have been given the diagnosis of breast cancer. I ask God to have mercy on me. Jesus is giving me peace about this , and I have laid this health issue at his feet . Of course Satan attempts daily to steal this peace the Lord is providing. So pray that with Gods strength working through me that I can stand up against this monster. I know that God has a plan in place and intends to use me to his good will . I am at his mercy and I pray that I can visualize with open eyes to see and open ears in order to listen to his calling. I also request that you lift up prayers for my husband who has some major heart issues and will be seeing the cardiologist soon. We both are Christians and we are aware that God is the Almighty Physician and can change any diagnosis that one receives. We have witnessed his sufficient grace and his healing . We stand strong in our faith and wait patiently for God to direct us during this trial. We know God can mend our broken hearts and bring soundness back to us. God is our only hope and we give him all the praise and glory regardless of this outcome! . Amen. Thank you .

Received: January 25, 2018

I prayed for this

Prayed for 15 times.

Anonymous

I would like to ask prayer for the realtionship(or what is left) between M and me. I would like to ask God to work on the inside with him and soften his heart. See what a beautiful diamond he has damaged and thrown away. Please make him remember all the things i have done and how i always knew to say the right things. Please bring him closer again Please make me feel missed, love, K

Received: January 25, 2018

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