WPIR (FM)

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WPIR (89.9 FM) is a Contemporary Christian formatted broadcast radio station licensed to Culpeper, Virginia. It serves the Northern Virginia area from a transmitter near Warrenton, Virginia, and simulcasts its sister station WPER. The station is owned and operated by Baker Family Stations.[1]

WPIR
WPERlogo2019.png
CityCulpeper, Virginia
Broadcast areaNorthern Virginia
Frequency89.9 MHz
BrandingWPER
Programming
FormatContemporary Christian
Ownership
OwnerBaker Family Stations
(Positive Alternative Radio, Inc.)
WPER, WPZR, WMXH-FM
History
First air date
1999
Former call signs
WCFL (1987-1990)
WPAV (1990)
WPVB (1990-1996)
WPER (1996-2018)
Technical information
Facility ID18852
ClassB
Power41,000 Watts
HAAT127.4 meters (418 ft)
Transmitter coordinates
38°40′42.0″N 77°47′18.0″W / 38.678333°N 77.788333°W / 38.678333; -77.788333
Translator(s)See § Translators
Links
WebcastWPER Webstream
WebsiteWPER Online

Combined 89.5/90.5 historyEdit

 
Old WPER Logo used from 1999 to 2006

In January 2006, Positive Alternative Radio bought the old CSN-Virginia, a network of four full-power stations and almost two dozen translators that formerly broadcast programming from local Calvary Chapel churches alongside KAWZ's Calvary Satellite Network. In the buyout, these stations were split between the then-WPER and WRXT in Lynchburg. WPER obtained WJYJ, based out of Fredericksburg, and seven of the translators, increasing its range of its new network all the way down to Richmond, Williamsburg, and even Buckingham County. Accordingly, WPER changed all promotional materials from "Positive Hits 89.9 WPER" to "Positive Hits 89.9 and the NEW 90.5".

WPIR swapped call signs with sister station WPER on February 20, 2018.

TranslatorsEdit

WPIR is relayed by three translators to widen its broadcast area. Co-owned WPER relays the same programming on additional translators.

Call sign Frequency
(MHz)
City of license Facility
ID
ERP
(W)
Height
(m (ft))
Class FCC info
W228BA 93.5 Leesburg, Virginia 18877 10 359 m (1,178 ft) D FCC LMS
W243AF 96.5 Flint Hill, Virginia 18881 10 318 m (1,043 ft) D FCC LMS
W279CV 103.7 Winchester, Virginia 142768 10 175 m (574 ft) D FCC LMS

ReferencesEdit

  • "WPER Becomes 89.9 WPER/90.5 WJYJ". VARTV: Virginia Radio & TV.

External linksEdit