FM Technical Profile: WPCS

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Station Name:
Rejoice Radio
Christian Religious
Transmitter Location:
[map] [street view | alt. view] [bird's eye] The WJTC-TV 44 tower, east of Elsanor.
Power (ERP):
95 kW
Antenna HAAT:
1358 feet
Other Information:
60 dBu protected contour map, from the FCC.
AUX: 500 watts @ 171 feet. 60 dBu protected contour map, from the FCC. Between Brent Lane and Airport Boulevard, west of I-110, on the Pensacola Christian College campus.
PS-Rejoice Radio
Rejoice Radio-Sharing Joy for Your Journey
Text-800-726-1191 or
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Religous Music
More Information:
[Facebook] For Rejoice Radio
[Picture] Image of the RDS display from SDR Console showing the station's RDS data, from December 2019.
Pensacola Christian College
This station was put on the air in the summer of 1971 as WPCS (for the owners, Pensacola Christian College).  It started off with the full 100 kW, but on 89.3 MHz; it didn't move to 89.5 MHz until 1987.  The station has always carried the more conservative "sacred religious" music and talk programming.  The station is a parent to dozens of translators scattered all over the country, marketed as the "Rejoice Radio". 

The station was granted an application to raise its antenna height slightly, while dropped from 100 kW to 95 kW, in January 2004.  The station filed a license to cover for this facility in June 2005, utilizing a twelve-bay Shivley antenna.  They changed to a Dielectric DCR-M12 in 2008.

The station added RDS in 2019.

The station filed for a Special Temporary Authority (STA) to run at just 5 kW transmitter output power due to equipment failure, in early April 2022.  The STA was only in effect a few days before the station returned to full power operation, after repairs to the transmitter were made.  In July 2022, the station suffered storm related damage and was taken completely off the air.  Nothing was ever filed with the FCC regarding this, but it appears the station is running their auxiliary facility in Pensacola while funding is secured for fixing the main transmitter.  An update on the Rejoice Radio site also details their Wisconsin-based KPCS is also running on low power due to issues.  As of late August, they are reporting that they've raised about half the funds for repairs and hope to be back on the air at full power soon.