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
5,000 watts day / 1,000
1 tower day / 2 towers
night: Strongly nulled to the north-northeast.
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
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.