FM Technical Profile: WCPR
- Station Name:
- 97 CPR
- Modern Rock
view] Off Poleyard Road, west of US-49 south of Saucier.
- Power (ERP):
- 50 kW
- Antenna HAAT:
- 466 feet.
- 60 dBu protected
map, from the FCC.
Text-Now playing [song by artist]
on 97.9 CPR ROCKS
- This frequency is one of
the newer FM allocations on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, an 80-90
docket allocation assigned to Wiggins. Originally a class A that
would only cover Wiggins and not much else, it was first assigned the
WPHF calls in 1990; they were changed to WOTC later that same
year. The station did not actually sign on, however, until early
1993, when White Broadcasting put it on the air as "US 98", WUSD, with
a Country format. It launched with 50 kW of power to reach the
In 1995, the station flipped to Alternative Rock as "97-9 CPR" and the
WCPR call letters. One year later, it was sold to Gulf Coast
Broadcasting for $1.65 million. They later had the city of license
changed to D'Iberville. Triad Broadcasting (Monterey Licenses)
acquired the station and its Gulf Coast stablemates in 1999.
The station has maintained some flavor of rock since 1995; first it
was Alternative, then Adult Rock, later Active Rock, and into the 21st
century, Modern Rock.
station was sold, along with most of the rest of the Alpha Media
cluster in Biloxi, to Telesouth Communications for $2.5 million in