Technical Profile: WTRP

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Classic Country
Transmitter Location:
[map] [street view] [street view #2] Behind the auto repair shop on US-27, across from Wal-Mart, in LaGrange.
Power (ERP):
Day: 2.5 kW
Night: 127 watts
1 tower
Other Information:
0.5 mV/m Daytime Groundwave Service Contour from the FCC's Public Files
// W255DP La Grange, Georgia
Owned by Tiger Communications
This station came on the air as a 500 watt daytimer in 1953, by Chattahoochee Broadcasting.  Studios were in the Hammett Building.

At least back to the 70's, the station had a fairly diverse programming lineup, with Country, Contemporary Pop and black oriented programming through the week.  Had progressed to a Middle of the Road (MOR) format by 1982. 

Chattahoochee Broadcasting held on to the station until it was sold to Thompson Broadcasting in 1987.  Under their ownership, the format was Adult Contemporary early on, then became News/Talk by the early 90's.

The station was sold to Casey Network LLC in 2002; they flipped the format to Oldies.  They, in turn sold the station to Tiger Communications (who own several stations in central Alabama) for $279,000, which also included another La Grange AM, WRLA.  The station was last known to be running the Scott Shannon True Oldies Channel.

The station signed on FM translator W255DP in July 2021 at 98.9 MHz.

In April 2022, the station flipped to a Classic Country format as "Classic Country 98.9".

In March 2023 the station was granted a Special Temporary Authority to remain silent after a catastrophic transmitter failure.