WPCX-LP

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WPCX-LP
City of license Clinton, South Carolina
Frequency 97.1 MHz
ERP 56 watts
HAAT 40.1 meters
Class L1
Facility ID 131284
Transmitter coordinates 34°27′56.00″N 81°52′27.00″W / 34.4655556°N 81.8741667°W / 34.4655556; -81.8741667
Owner Presbyterian College
Website Official website
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WPCX-LP is an FM college radio station run by students of Presbyterian College in Clinton, South Carolina and is broadcast from the Presbyterian College student center, known as Springs Campus Center.

The radio station relies on volunteers from the student body, college staff, and faculty to DJ in one hour blocks. Though the station has only been transmitting radio waves for a few years, its history dates back further when the broadcasts would air on an on-campus cable television channel.

Began in 1990 as "Radio Free PC" a four hour broadcast on WPCC 1410AM the operation moved to the basement of the library in 1992 to operate on the campus cable TV. The campus-cable operation kept the name "Radio Free PC" and began an expanded nightly four hour broadcast from 8pm to midnight.

As a Registered Student Organization, or RSO, WPCX has a faculty member as an advisor. Through 2003, Dr. Eric Johnson fulfilled this function. After his death, though, the station was named in the professor's memory.

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