WCPR-FM

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WCPR-FM
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City Wiggins, Mississippi
Broadcast area Biloxi-Gulfport, Mississippi
Branding 97-9 CPR Rocks
Frequency 97.9 MHz
Format Active Rock
ERP 50,000 watts
HAAT 142 meters
Class C2
Facility ID 72194
Owner Alpha Media
(Alpha Media Licensee LLC)
Webcast Listen Live
Website 979cprrocks.com

WCPR-FM (97.9 FM) is a radio station licensed to Wiggins, Mississippi. Its transmitter is located in Saucier, Mississippi, on a 466-foot tower at 50,000 watts of power. WCPR plays primarily rock and alternative music. The station's signal reaches far west to Covington, Louisiana, far east to Mobile, Alabama, and far north as Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

History[edit]

US98/97-9 CPR[edit]

The station started out with a country music format as US98 from 1994-1995. On September 20, 1995, the station dropped country for Active Rock as "Real Rock 97.9 WCPR" and became the first new rock station on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

In 1999, WCPR were the first radio station to play the popular song 'Kryptonite' by 3 Doors Down, which was eventually released on the 17th January 2000. in 2012, WCPR was nominated for a RadioContraband Rock Radio Award for "Medium Market Radio Station of the Year"

In July 2014, station owner, Triad Broadcasting was sold to Alpha Media along with sister stations, WXYK, WGBL, WQBB and WTNI

97-9 CPR currently ranks at #7 (5.5) in the Gulfport-Biloxi market according to the Spring 2015 Nielsen ratings release.

On-Air Lineup[edit]

  • Morning Show (5:30am-10am): Walton & Johnson
  • Mid-Days (10am-2pm): The Scot Fox Super Show - Scot Fox
  • Afternoon Drive (2pm-6pm): Rock Chick Riley Knight
  • Evenings (6pm-10pm): Josh "Danger" McQueen
  • Weekend's/Fill-ins: Kyle Curley,& "Weerd" Wayne Watkins
  • Program Director: Kenny Vest
  • Music Director: Scot Fox

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Coordinates: 30°37′01″N 89°08′02″W / 30.617°N 89.134°W / 30.617; -89.134