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This article is about the radio station. For the molecular biology element, see WHP Posttranscriptional Response Element.
City Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin
Branding Prairie's Own
Frequency 980 kHz
Translator(s) 104.3 W282BU (Prairie du Chien)
First air date 1952
Format Classic Hits
Power 1,000 watts day
30 watts night
Class D
Facility ID 53303
Transmitter coordinates 43°03′39″N 91°09′26″W / 43.06083°N 91.15722°W / 43.06083; -91.15722
Callsign meaning PRE = 'Prairie'[1]
Owner Robinson Corporation
Sister stations WQPC
Website wpreradio.com

WPRE (980 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a classic hits format to the Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, United States, area. WPRE began as a daytime only station, but now broadcasts at night with reduced power. The station is licensed to Robinson Corporation which is owned by David and Jane Robinson. WPRE has an FM sister station at 94.3 MHz. with the call letters WQPC (formerly WPRE-FM). [2]

The transmitter and broadcast tower are located on the west side of Prairie du Chien next to the Mississippi River. According to the Antenna Structure Registration database, the tower is 74 m (243 ft) tall.[3]

On August 30, 2014 changed their format from oldies (as "Cruisin' 980") to classic hits, branded as "Prairie's Own".


  1. ^ "Call Letter Origins". Radio History on the Web. 
  2. ^ 1.http://www.fcc.gov/fcc-bin/fmq?call=WQPC |title=WQPC Facility Record |work=United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division
  3. ^ FCC Antenna Structure Registration database

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