WCPR-FM
CityWiggins, Mississippi
Broadcast areaBiloxi-Gulfport, Mississippi
Frequency97.9 MHz
Branding"97-9 CPR Rocks"
Programming
FormatActive rock
Ownership
OwnerTeleSouth Comminications, Inc.
Technical information
Facility ID72194
ClassC2
ERP50,000 watts
HAAT142 meters
Links
WebcastListen Live
Website979cprrocks.com

WCPR-FM (97.9 FM) is a radio station licensed to Wiggins, Mississippi. Its transmitter is located in Saucier, Mississippi, on a 466-foot tower at 50,000 watts of power. WCPR plays primarily rock and alternative music. The station's signal reaches far west to Covington, Louisiana, far east to Mobile, Alabama, and far north as Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

History

US98/97-9 CPR

The station started out with a country music format as US98 from 1994–1995. On September 20, 1995, the station dropped country for Active Rock as "Real Rock 97.9 WCPR" and became the first new rock station on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. WCPR was founded and conceived by New Orleans Radio veterans Kenny Vest, Scot Fox, and Weerd Wayne Watkins. Vest, Fox, Watkins, and Kyle Curley are all original staffers that are still at the radio station today, 22 years later.

In 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016, WCPR was nominated for a RadioContraband Rock Radio Award for "Small Market Radio Station of the Year"

In July 2014, station owner, Triad Broadcasting was sold to Alpha Media along with sister stations, WXYK, WGBL, WQBB and WTNI

In December 2018, Alpha Media announced that it would be selling its Gulf Coast cluster to local Mississippi broadcast company, Telesouth Communications, Inc., who already owns WOSM, The Biloxi affiliate of its SuperTalk Mississippi network in the market. The FCC approved the sale on February 12, 2019, and closed on March 1, 2019.

Coordinates: 30°37′01″N 89°08′02″W / 30.617°N 89.134°W / 30.617; -89.134