WPPP-LP

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WPPP-LP
City of license Athens, Georgia
Broadcast area Athens, Georgia
Branding Rock 100[1] (formerly Hot 100.7)[2]
Slogan Commercial-Free Rock
Frequency 100.7 FM
ERP 100 watts
HAAT 26 meters
Class L1
Callsign meaning Passion Power Pleasure[3]
Owner Athens Community Radio Foundation, Inc.[3]
(The Web Rights Association)
Website http://www.athensrock.com/

WPPP-LP is a non-commercial low power FM radio station in Athens, Georgia, USA. Owned by the non-profit Athens Community Radio Foundation, Inc., the station reaches listeners within a 15-mile radius of its studios near the University of Georgia campus. WPPP's programming includes alternative and progressive rock, as well as "news reports and progressive political commentary produced free of corporate interests and government influence."[1][2] The station is affiliated with the Pacifica Radio network.[4]

Station history[edit]

A group led by Xavier Elkins applied for a broadcast license after the Federal Communications Commission opened a filing window for LPFM licenses in 2000. The station went on the air in August 2004.[5][6] Known for a wildly varying assortment of music, the station was cited by the Athens Banner-Herald as "the only radio station in the area that will play Pat Benatar right after a Drive-By Truckers song following a jazz lick - and all without commercial interruption." [7] Elkins and co-host Jon Bird host a talk show called "The Daily Hangover Chronicles."

Community affiliation[edit]

WPPP-LP is an affiliate of Common Ground Athens, a resource center offering meeting space, training programs, and management support to Athens community organizations.[8]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Athens Alternative Radio". WPPP-LP website. Retrieved 2009-02-26. 
  2. ^ a b Barrett, John. "Station embraces ad-free format". The Red and Black (University of Georgia independent student newspaper). Retrieved 2009-02-06. 
  3. ^ a b "Our Mission". WPPP-LP website. Retrieved 2009-02-26. 
  4. ^ "Pacifica Affiliate Stations". Pacifica Radio.org. Retrieved 2009-02-26. 
  5. ^ Hooper, Sterling (January 10, 2006). "Hot 100.7 gaining popularity in Athens". The Red and Black (University of Georgia independent student newspaper). Retrieved 2009-02-26. 
  6. ^ "Public Notice: Low Power FM Filing Window". Federal Communications Commission. July 28, 2000. Retrieved 2009-02-26. 
  7. ^ Melancon, Merritt (December 8, 2007). "Groups scramble for Commerce frequency". Athens Banner-Herald. Retrieved 2009-02-26. 
  8. ^ Common Ground Athens - New Affiliate Hot 100.7

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Coordinates: 33°56′20″N 83°22′48″W / 33.939°N 83.380°W / 33.939; -83.380