WPFR (AM)

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WPFR
City of license Terre Haute, Indiana
Frequency 1480 AM KHz
Format Christian Radio
Power 5,000 watts day
1,000 watts night
Class B
Facility ID 70653
Former callsigns WTHI [1]
Owner Word Power, Inc.
Sister stations WPFR-FM, WKZI, WLHW
Website http://wordpower.us/

WPFR is a Christian radio station licensed to Terre Haute, Indiana, broadcasting on 1480 kHz AM. The station is owned by Word Power, Inc.[2]

History[edit]

WPFR originally held the call letters WTHI.[1] WTHI 1480 came on the air shortly after World War II, running 1,000 watts.[3] WTHI-AM, along with WTHI-FM, and WTHI-TV had been owned by Tony Hulman until the mid-1990s, when all three stations were sold to Emmis Communications.[3]

WTHI-AM aired a Top 40 format in the 1960s, and a News-Talk format in the 1990s.[4] As a News Talk station, WTHI was Terre Haute's home for prominent national hosts such as Rush Limbaugh and Paul Harvey.[5] Until 1997, WTHI carried "The Mike Pence Show", a statewide talk show which Pence hosted prior to his election to congress.[6]

WTHI 1480 was purchased by Word Power Inc., from Emmis Communications in 1999,[7] and it adopted its current Christian format in 2000,[8] at which point its call letters were changed to WPFR.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Call Sign History fcc.gov. Accessed August 6, 2012
  2. ^ WPFR fcc.gov. Accessed August 6, 2012
  3. ^ a b Terre Haute, Indiana (Part I) Fybush, Scott. fybush.com. June 2, 2006. Accessed August 6, 2012
  4. ^ WTHI-AM News Talk 1480 newstalk1480.com capture from April 27, 1999. Accessed August 6, 2012
  5. ^ THE WABASH VALLEY'S NUMBER ONE NEWSTALK RADIO STATION! newstalk1480.com capture from April 27, 1999. Accessed August 6, 2012
  6. ^ THE WABASH VALLEY'S NUMBER ONE NEWSTALK RADIO STATION! newstalk1480.com capture from April 28, 1997. Accessed August 6, 2012
  7. ^ Application Search Details fcc.gov. Accessed August 6, 2012
  8. ^ Word Power Inc. wordpower.us. Accessed August 6, 2012

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