WZPR

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WZPR
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City Nags Head, North Carolina
Broadcast area Elizabeth City/Nags Head
Branding Classic Rock 104.9 and 92.3
Frequency 92.3 MHz
First air date 1990 (as WNHW at 92.5)
Format Classic rock (WFMZ simulcast)
ERP 10,000 watts
HAAT 117 meters
Class C3
Facility ID 12158
Former callsigns WPIR (1989-1990)
WNHW (1990-2000)
WYND-FM (2000-2003)
Former frequencies 92.5 MHz (1990-2000)
Operator Max Radio of the Carolinas Licenses LLC
Owner Hengooch, LLC
Sister stations WCMS-FM, WVOD, WCXL, WFMZ
Webcast Listen Live
Website yourclassicrock.com

WZPR (92.3 FM) is a classic rock radio station licensed to Nags Head, North Carolina, serving the Outer Banks of North Carolina. The station is owned by Hengooch, LLC.

The original WZPR was a country station in Meadville, Pennsylvania at 100.3 FM. That station dropped the call letters when it became known as "Froggy" in early 2000.

History[edit]

WZPR began as a country music station in the 1990s as WNHW, at 92.5 FM. In 2000, the station became soft adult contemporary WYND "The Wind 92.3".

In late 2002, Convergent Broadcasting, LLC purchased these two stations from OBX Broadcasting. Shortly after in early 2003, WYND moved back to 97.1 and 92.3 then became "Power 92.3" WZPR, which broadcast contemporary Top 40 hit songs.

In April 2006, CapSan Media announced it had signed an Asset Purchase Agreement to purchase WZPR along with sister stations WYND-FM, WVOD, and WFMZ from Convergent Broadcasting, LLC.[1] On July 6, 2006, CapSan Media completed the purchase of all four stations.

Subsequently on October 25, 2006, Power 92.3 was turned off when the station dropped its contemporary hit radio format and started simulcasting sister station WYND-FM, known as "Wilbur 92.3" & "Orville 97.1"

On March 13, 2008 Capsan Media changed the 92.3 frequency to sports as "ESPN 92.3."

On May 14, 2009 WZPR started simulcasting sister station Classic Hits 104.9 WFMZ.

Hengooch, LLC bought WFMZ, WZPR, WYND and WVOD in 2010 for $200,000.[2]

On December 5, 2012, due to WOBR-FM relaunching as "The Pirate", WFMZ and WZPR tweaked their format to classic rock.

Max Radio of the Carolinas operates WZPR/WFMZ, WCMS-FM and WCXL as of 2013; WYND was sold.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Deals," Broadcasting and Cable, April 17, 2006.
  2. ^ a b Venta, Lance (June 12, 2013). "EMF Acquires Cape Hatteras FM For $1". radioinsight.com. Retrieved August 1, 2013. 

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Coordinates: 35°50′49″N 75°37′19″W / 35.847°N 75.622°W / 35.847; -75.622