AM Technical Profile: WLPR

Southern Gospel
Transmitter Location:
Prichard, north of Mobile, co-located with WBHY-AM. (Two tower site: WBHY uses one, WLPR the other, except at night when WBHY goes off the air. WLPR uses both towers for the directional antenna.)
Power (ERP):
5,000 watts day / 1,000 watts night.
1 tower day / 2 towers night: Strongly nulled to the north-northeast.
Other Information:
Was Mobile's first R&B station in the mid-50's as daytimer WMOZ. Went silent due to license revocation in 1964. Frequency was sought by numerous applicants and was tied up in hearing for 20 years. Returned to air in the late 80's as WGRR, fulltimer with nostalgia format. Changed to WLPR when those calls were surrendered by an easy listening FM station in the area. Went silent again in 1992. Returned to air several years later as WLPR, airing Christian music. Co-owned with WBHY-AM. Station suffers heavy interference from WERC Birmingham at night.
Since Mobile has two Christian stations by the same owner, this station was switched from its previous format to southern gospel on September 27th of 2000.


Transmitter map:

Nighttime antenna pattern: