|City||Hickory, North Carolina|
|Former callsigns||WUDD (11/19/1984 - 12/27/1984)|
WPAR (12/27/1984 - 07/11/1997)
WPIR (07/11/1997 - 02/13/2018)
|Owner||Positive Alternative Radio, Inc.|
The station uses the identifier of "Joy FM". It has a number of repeater frequencies located as far north as Kentucky.
In August 1993, DJ and area minister Robert Barnette was one of the top five DJs at medium-market Southern gospel stations, according to The Singing News Magazine, and he was up for top DJ nationwide. At the time, WPAR sponsored gospel singing evenings which sold out.
On February 13, 2018, Baker Family Stations and Positive Alternative Radio swapped the long-time callsign for their Frederickburg, VA station, WJYJ, with the callsign for their Hickory, NC station, WPIR.
- "Call Sign History". Retrieved 2013-03-29.
- Joseph Galarneau, "Religion Via Airwaves: More Listeners Tune in Christian Radio Stations," The Charlotte Observer, November 15, 1989.
- Monte Mitchell, "Gospel Radio DJ Touches Fans' Hearts and Souls," The Charlotte Observer, August 8, 1993.
- "Business Milestones," Winston-Salem Journal, June 7, 1999.
- "Business Milestones," Winston-Salem Journal, June 5, 2000.
- Joy FM's Official Website
- Query the FCC's FM station database for WJYJ
- Radio-Locator information on WJYJ
- Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for WJYJ
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