WPAR
Broadcast areaRoanoke - Lynchburg metropolitan area
Frequency91.3 MHz
BrandingSpirit FM
Programming
FormatChristian adult contemporary
Ownership
OwnerPositive Alternative Radio, Inc.
History
First air date
September 8, 1993; 30 years ago (1993-09-08)
Call sign meaning
W Positive Alternative Radio
Technical information
Facility ID53097
ClassC3
ERP3,300 watts
HAAT270 meters (886 ft)
Transmitter coordinates
37°22′23.0″N 79°55′37.0″W / 37.373056°N 79.926944°W / 37.373056; -79.926944
Links
WebcastWPAR Webstream
WebsiteSpiritFM.com

WPAR (91.3 MHz) is a non-commercial FM radio station licensed to Salem, Virginia and serving the Roanoke - Lynchburg metropolitan area. It is the flagship of "Spirit FM," a group of Christian Adult Contemporary stations owned by Positive Alternative Radio, which is headquartered in Blacksburg.[1] The stations are listener-supported and hold periodic fundraisers on the air. WPAR has studios and offices on Timberlake Road in Lynchburg.

Positive Alternative Radio operates a network of full-power stations and FM translators, stretching from North Carolina and West Virginia through the Shenandoah Valley, to the fringes of the Richmond metropolitan area. WPAR has an effective radiated power (ERP) of 3,300 watts. Its transmitter is on Tinker Top Road in Hollins, Virginia.[2] WRXT 90.3 FM, a rebroadcaster of WPAR, uses HD technology for its transmissions.[3]

Simulcasts

Call sign Frequency City of license State Facility ID ERP
(W)
Class
WOKD-FM 91.1 FM Danville Virginia 82092 18,000 C2
WPIN-FM 91.5 FM Dublin Virginia 53090 85 A
WOKG 90.3 FM Galax Virginia 87377 2,700 C3
WPIM 90.5 FM Martinsville Virginia 40508 4,000 A
WRXT 90.3 FM (HD) Roanoke Virginia 70358 5,500 C2
WPVA 90.1 FM Waynesboro Virginia 53099 2,500 B1
WPIB 91.1 FM Bluefield West Virginia 53098 12,000 C1
WSGH 1040 AM Lewisville North Carolina 72967 9,100 D


Translators

Call sign Frequency
(MHz)
City of license State Facility ID Rebroadcasts
W253BH 98.5 Blacksburg Virginia 53096 WPIN-FM
W294BY 106.7 Charlottesville Virginia 142782 WPVA
W254AH 98.7 Farmville Virginia 18879 WPVA
W277CY 103.3 Harrisonburg Virginia 141355 WPVA
W295AI 106.9 Marion Virginia 142575 WPIB
W279AC 103.7 Roanoke Virginia 70360 WRXT (FM/HD1)

References

  1. ^ "WPAR Facility Record". Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  2. ^ Radio-Locator.com/WPAR
  3. ^ https://hdradio.com/station_guides/widget.php?realid=447 HD Radio Guide for Roanoke-Lynchburg, VA