WRTP

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WRTP
WRTP Logo.png
City Franklinton, North Carolina
Broadcast area The Triangle
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 WCCE
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 Raleigh/Durham area. The station is currently owned by Radio Training Network, with studios on Falls of Neuse Road in north Raleigh. Its transmitter is located near Warrenton.

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 from Chapel Hill to Greenville.

In 2014, WRTP moved its license to the Raleigh exurb of Franklinton.

Translators[edit]

In addition to the main station, WRTP is relayed by full-power satellite WCCE in Fayetteville, plus an additional nine low-powered translators across east-central North Carolina.

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.

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