WPRW-FM
WPRW Power107 logo.png
Broadcast areaAugusta, Georgia
Frequency107.7 MHz (HD Radio)
BrandingPower 107
Programming
FormatMainstream urban
SubchannelsHD2: "iHeartChristmas Rock"
Ownership
Owner
WBBQ-FM, WKSP, WLUB, WYNF
History
First air date
1994 (1994) (as WKBG)
Former call signs
WKBG (1992–1996)
WUUS (1996–1999)
Call sign meaning
W PoweR W (station moniker)
Technical information
Facility ID46967
ClassC2
ERP24,500 watts
HAAT176 m (577 ft)
Links
WebcastListen Live
HD2: Listen Live
Websitehttps://power107.iheart.com/

WPRW-FM, also known as "Power 107", is a mainstream urban station in the Augusta, Georgia radio market. The station is licensed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to Martinez and transmits on 107.7 FM with an effective radiated power (ERP) of 24.5 kW. Its studios are located at the Augusta Corporate Center near the I-20/I-520 interchange in Augusta, and the transmitter tower is north of Appling, Georgia.

History

107.7 signed on as WKBG in 1994 with a country format. In 1996, WKBG was purchased by Wilkes Broadcasting and became WUUS, re-branding itself as "US 107". Wilkes also purchased WGUS AM/FM and WRXR and housed all three stations in the WGUS building. US-107 hired the former morning talent from Kicks 99 (Jill and Charlie) and the former morning man from WBBQ (Mark Summers) and spent much of the late 90s going up against established country outlet WKXC-FM, but fared poorly in the ratings. The stations were sold to Cumulus Media in 1998.

In November 1999, the station switched over to urban as WPRW, adopting the "Power 107" handle. This station became the first serious challenger to longtime urban outlet WFXA and both stations have been battling each other in the ratings ever since. At one time WPRW was the syndicated home of the Star and Buc Wild Morning Show; it now carries The Breakfast Club in the mornings.

The station is owned by iHeartMedia and competes with WFXA and WIIZ.

See also

Coordinates: 33°36′47″N 82°17′50″W / 33.613167°N 82.297333°W / 33.613167; -82.297333