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City of license Culpeper, Virginia
Fredericksburg, Virginia
Broadcast area Washington DC Metro Area
Central Virginia
Branding "Positive Hits PER"
Frequency 89.9 MHz
90.5 MHz
(see left for list of translators)
First air date May 14, 1999 - WPER
December 9, 1982 - WJYJ
Format Contemporary Christian
Power 41,000 watts - WPER
26,000 watts - WJYJ
HAAT 127 meters - WPER
164 meters - WJYJ
Class B - WPER
Transmitter coordinates 38°40′42.0″N 77°47′18.0″W / 38.678333°N 77.788333°W / 38.678333; -77.788333 - WPER
38°11′48.0″N 77°33′45.0″W / 38.196667°N 77.562500°W / 38.196667; -77.562500 - WJYJ
Callsign meaning W Positive Encouraging Radio
Owner Baker Family Stations
(Positive Alternative Radio, Inc.)
Webcast WPER/WJYJ Webstream
Website WPER/WJYJ Online

WPER (89.9 FM) and WJYJ (90.5 FM) are Contemporary Christian formatted broadcast radio station which simulcast each other.

WPER is licensed to Culpeper, Virginia and WJYJ is licensed to Fredericksburg, Virginia. Both stations serve Central Virginia and the Washington DC Metro area. WPER and WJYJ are owned and operated by Baker Family Stations.[1][2]

Combined 89.5/90.5 History[edit]

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, formerly broadcasting programming from local Calvary Chapel churches alongside KAWZ's Calvary Satellite Network. In the buyout, these stations were split between 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."

Full-power stations[edit]


In addition to the main station, WPER/WJYJ is relayed by an additional 13 translators to widen its broadcast area.

The following 6 translators are attached to WPER.

Call sign Frequency
City of license ERP
Class FCC info
W201BA 88.1 Front Royal, Virginia 25 D FCC
W227BM 93.3 Winchester, Virginia 120 D FCC
W228BA 93.5 Leesburg, Virginia 10 D FCC
W231BJ 94.1 Fredericksburg, Virginia 10 D FCC
W240BH 95.9 Gainesville, Virginia 4 D FCC
W243BS 96.5 Fredericksburg, Virginia 27 D FCC

The following 7 translators are attached to WJYJ.

Call sign Frequency
City of license ERP
Class FCC info
W243AF 96.5 Flint Hill, Rappahannock County, Virginia 10 D FCC
W249BE 97.7 Alexandria, Virginia 10 D FCC
W261CN 100.1 Williamsburg, Virginia 80 D FCC
W273BB 102.5 Richmond, Virginia 10 D FCC
W274AB 102.7 Petersburg, Virginia 30 D FCC
W292CI 106.3 Winchester, Virginia 10 D FCC
W294AJ 106.7 Charlottesville, Virginia 120 D FCC


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