WRTP

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WRTP
WRTP Logo.png
City of license Franklinton, North Carolina
Broadcast area Rocky Mount-Wilson
Frequency 88.5 MHz
Format Christian contemporary
ERP 24,000 Watts
HAAT 145.9 Meters
Class C2
Facility ID 5018
Owner Radio Training Network
Sister stations WLFJ-FM, WALC, WLFJ (AM), and WLFS
Website http://www.hisradiowrtp.com/

WRTP (88.5 FM) is a radio station broadcasting a Christian contemporary format. Licensed to Franklinton, North Carolina, USA, it serves the Rocky Mount-Wilson area. The station is currently owned by Radio Training Network.

History[edit]

After Carolina Christian Communications sold WRTP-AM and simulcast stations WRTG and WGSB to Radio Training Network, that company bought WHGG-FM 90.1 FM in Roanoke Rapids, which was licensed to a school, and changed its name to WRTP-FM.[1] The first translator, W216BN at 91.1 in Raleigh, signed on in 1999, giving the stations a nighttime signal in that area. W216BN moved from north Raleigh to the WSHA tower to prevent interference to WUNC-FM. Another translator was W257BH at 99.3 FM in Lizard Lick, serving eastern Wake County.[2] In 2005, WRTP-FM moved to the 88.5 frequency, former home of WZRU.[3] After WRTP-AM was sold to Que Pasa Radio, WRTP-FM continued to broadcast, having increased to 24 hours a day, on multiple FM frequencies throughout central and eastern North Carolina and on line at http://www.goodnews.org.

WRTP plans a city of license change to Franklinton, North Carolina.

Translators[edit]

In addition to the main station, WRTP is relayed by an additional 9 translators to widen its broadcast area.

Call sign Frequency
(MHz)
City of license ERP
W
Class FCC info
W299AP 107.7 Apex, North Carolina 125 D FCC
W300CE 107.9 Chapel Hill, North Carolina 50 D FCC
W256AH 99.1 Durham, North Carolina 250 D FCC
W240AZ 95.9 Greenville, North Carolina 50 D FCC
W254BV 98.7 Clayton, North Carolina 250 D FCC
W216BN 91.1 Raleigh, North Carolina 10 D FCC
W255AM 98.9 Raleigh, North Carolina 99 D FCC
W222AO 92.3 South Goldsboro, North Carolina 250 D FCC
W274AK 102.7 Wilson, North Carolina 38 D FCC

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Raleigh-Durham AM Dial". Archived from the original on 2002-10-15. Retrieved 2010-05-05. 
  2. ^ "Raleigh-Durham FM Dial". Archived from the original on 2003-02-01. Retrieved 2010-05-05. 
  3. ^ Fred Marion, "Local radio stations switch, tweak formats," Rocky Mount Telegram, July 21, 2005, Marquee section.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 36°17′45″N 78°06′20″W / 36.2957°N 78.1055°W / 36.2957; -78.1055