WCPR-FM

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WCPR-FM
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City of license Wiggins, Mississippi
Broadcast area Biloxi-Gulfport, Mississippi
Branding 97.9 WCPR
Slogan "CPR Rocks"
Frequency 97.9 MHz
Format Active Rock
ERP 50,000 watts
HAAT 142 meters
Class C2
Facility ID 72194
Owner Alpha Media
(L&L Licensee, LLC)
Webcast Listen Live
Website 979cprrocks.com

WCPR-FM (97.9 FM) is a radio station licensed to Wiggins, Mississippi, and its transmitter is located in Saucier, Mississippi, on a 466-foot tower at 50,000 watts of power. WCPR plays all new rock alternative and some active rock from the 1980s and 1990s but mostly new rock. The station's signal reaches far west to Covington, Louisiana, far east to Mobile, Alabama, and far north as Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

The station started with a country music format and was called WUSD US 98 from 1995 to 1996. Sometime in 1996 WCPR was born and became the first new rock station in the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

The current line up on the station as of April 2008 is the following:

  • Mornings with Walton and Johnson
  • Middays from 10a-2p with Scot Fox
  • Afternoons from 2p-7p with The Denver Crabb and Riley Show
  • Nights from 7p-10p with Riley Knight

WCPR was nominated for a RadioContraband Rock Radio Award for "Medium Market Radio Station of the Year" 2012

In 1999, WCPR were the first radio station to play the popular song 'Kryptonite' by 3 Doors Down, which was eventually released on the 17th January 2000.

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Coordinates: 30°37′01″N 89°08′02″W / 30.617°N 89.134°W / 30.617; -89.134