WPRE

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WPRE
CityPrairie du Chien, Wisconsin
Frequency980 kHz
BrandingPrairie's Own
Programming
FormatClassic hits
Ownership
OwnerRobinson Corporation
WQPC
History
First air date
1952
Call sign meaning
PRE = 'Prairie'[1]
Technical information
Facility ID53303
ClassD
Power1,000 watts day
30 watts night
Transmitter coordinates
43°03′39″N 91°09′26″W / 43.06083°N 91.15722°W / 43.06083; -91.15722
Translator(s)104.3 W282BU (Prairie du Chien)

WPRE (980 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a classic hits format to the Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, United States, area. WPRE began as a daytime only station, but now broadcasts at night with reduced power. The station is licensed to Robinson Corporation which is owned by David and Jane Robinson. WPRE has an FM sister station at 94.3 MHz. with the call letters WQPC (formerly WPRE-FM). [2]

The transmitter and broadcast tower are located on the west side of Prairie du Chien next to the Mississippi River. According to the Antenna Structure Registration database, the tower is 74 m (243 ft) tall.[3]

On August 30, 2014 changed their format from oldies (as "Cruisin' 980") to classic hits, branded as "Prairie's Own".

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Call Letter Origins". Radio History on the Web.
  2. ^ 1.http://www.fcc.gov/fcc-bin/fmq?call=WQPC |title=WQPC Facility Record |work=United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division
  3. ^ FCC Antenna Structure Registration database

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