|City||Hickory, North Carolina|
|Former callsigns||WUDD (11/19/1984 - 12/27/1984)
WPAR (12/27/1984 - 07/11/1997)
|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.
- "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 WPIR
- Radio-Locator information on WPIR
- Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for WPIR
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