WRUP

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WRUP
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City Palmer, Michigan
Broadcast area Marquette, Michigan[1]
Branding 98.3 WRUP Real Classic Rock
Slogan Real Classic Rock - Coast to Coast
Frequency 98.3 MHz
First air date June 21, 1974 (as WQXO-FM)
Format Classic rock
ERP 2,600 watts
HAAT 310.2 meters
Class C3
Facility ID 41825
Callsign meaning Classic Rock Upper Peninsula
Former callsigns WQXO (1974-6/15/1979)
WQXO-FM (6/15/1979-2/7/1992)
WHCH (2/7/1992-1/5/2005)
Owner Great Lakes Radio
Sister stations WRPP
Website wrup.com

WRUP (98.3 FM) is a radio station licensed to Palmer, Michigan in Northern Upper Peninsula broadcasting a satellite-fed classic rock format from Jones Radio Networks. The station was previously a country and then an oldies station (as WHCH "Hot Country Hits" and then "Oldies 98") before changing over to the current format. The station transmits its signal from an antenna 1,018 feet in height atop a hill located northwest of Marquette and broadcasts with an effective radiated power of 2,600 watts, which can reach as far east as Sault Ste. Marie. WRUP's transmitter was moved in October 2008 to Marquette County from Munising where it had been located since the station first went on the air in 1974.

As WQXO-FM, the station in the early 1970s simulcast the MOR/adult contemporary format of AM sister WGON (later and now WQXO) during the day, and aired beautiful music during non-simulcast dayparts. By the early 1980s, WQXO-AM/FM were simulcast 24/7 with an adult contemporary format. This was followed in the early 1990s by the WHCH calls and country and then oldies music, and then the current calls and format.

The WRUP calls were previously used in Marquette, Michigan in the 1980s on 103.3 FM as "UP 103"; the station is now WFXD.

WRUP is the home and official broadcaster of the Michigan state champion of the Ishpeming Hematites. They are also a part of the Packers Radio Network, broadcasting all Green Bay Packer Games.

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Coordinates: 46°36′14″N 87°37′16″W / 46.604°N 87.621°W / 46.604; -87.621