Dec 06, 2012

In addition to “Bluegrass Fridays” with Jeff Light, we are so pleased that Charlie Smith is the host of “Sunday Morning Bluegrass” every Sunday morning from 9 to 11!   Charlie is very knowledgeable about local and national bluegrass music and is a regular MC for The Dean’s local concerts.  We’ve already had a request to extend the program!  Give us your feedback and please help us get the word out about this great new addition to our lineup!   We hope it will be a blessing to bluegrass fans locally and around the world on!!



Oct 04, 2012

You are invited to come to our new location on East Davis Street and see our new studios and office space!  We are so happy to be here! We will have refreshments and you will have the opportunity, if you like, to share over the air how WPRZ-FM has impacted your life.  We’ll be sharing where we are with meeting WPRZ-FM’s expenses and encouraging more listeners to get involved!  We’ll have some door prizes and a little gift for everyone who comes by.  We are looking forward to this special time with our friends!  If you can’t make it then, just come by anytime and have a cup of coffee with us and we’ll show you around the offices and studios. We’ll be sending out invitations with the details and pledge cards so please be watching for them!  WPRZ-FM needs your prayers and your help!!!

Sep 13, 2012

Finally, after a move that began June 24th, we went on-the-air September 3rd from our new “Studio B” which will eventually serve as our production room!!!  Our main studio which is “Studio A” is now under construction and we hope to have it operational in a couple of weeks!  So far, over 2000 feet of cables and various “lines” are running through the ceiling from location to location within our offices.  Moving our on-air operations was a very complicated task because of all the different sources we use to bring you such a wonderful variety of programming like National up to the minute News, local weather and emergency weather alerts, Bible teaching programs from all over the country as well as local ones, four different genres of music, as well as various programming from the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago.  We have installed one of two state of the art studio boards that will enable us to easily perform various functions during the broadcast day that were difficult to do before...if possible at all.  There were a few days where we had to trace down some technical problems but we are pleased to say that they have all been found and fixed!  One big problem was caused by two little crossed wires done at the end of a 15-hour day spent running wires by one of our techs. He is to be commended for his skill and long hours working on this big project!!!!  Be assured that once we get settled and learn all the new things these boards can do we will be able to serve you, our listeners, even better!  We thank God for all this new technology, providing these new boards for us, and giving us the patience and skills to learn them!!!

We have been faced with some additional unexpected expenses as well as the cost of a required new receiver that we had to purchase from Moody in order to continue to air the network.  We are praying that we will be able to cover all these additional expenses as well as clean up two hefty bills we had that we were not able to pay in full from the sale of the property.

We are planning an “Open House” when we get our Main Studio completed and hope you will come by.  We’ll give you the date just as soon as we can.  Till then, please keep us in prayer and if God prompts you to send in an extra gift to help, we would be so grateful if you did!

Aug 23, 2012

Almost everything has been moved into our new offices! There is so much more room! We are especially blessed to have a large music and programming room now and a big conference/work room for gatherings, special projects and more! We hope to get internet sometime this week which we will be so grateful! We’ve been relying on our home internet connections in the meantime.

At this point everything has been moved from Baldwin Street except the main studio, the production room, and the satellite dish!  Moving these things are major projects that involve so many technical issues! Please keep this final step in your prayers as it is now time to begin moving the actual broadcast facilities. We will all be so happy to begin broadcasting from East Davis Street!!
We’re continuing to move boxes from various other places and getting them unpacked. We’re getting some of the pictures on the walls now, got a refrigerator and microwave, a couple really nice rugs, and are getting used to getting our mail early (a really good thing), town trash pick up, having close neighbors, and walking a block or two to get to the elevator. Life in town is really different! We know God has a special purpose for this move and we can’t wait to see what happens!   We are here to serve… and as we all work together, we can do it well!! We are looking ahead with great expectations!!!
Thank you to everyone who has helped with this major move to the town of Culpeper! Thank you to Shirley and Ed Nicodemus, Cindie, Lizzie, and Tommy Foster, Justin Anderson, Don, Sook and Hanna Brock, Tracy Werner, Steven Buchanan and Jeffrey Nicodemus. And a special “Thank You” to Tom Boyd with Remax Realty for his help with countless details encountered as we get settled in our new space. 
Jul 12, 2012

Be assured, our broadcast signal on 88.1 FM is not moving! Only our studios and offices are moving to a more central location within 88.1 FM’s coverage area!

We have felt God’s prompting us about moving ever since 88.1 FM went on the air! And what a fantastic location God is moving us to!!! After a relatively short time of searching for a new location and a long wait for our property to sell, it is all settled now and we are moving right into the heart of Culpeper at 219 East Davis Street, on the second floor of the Taft Building, right above Foti’s Restaurant!
It is another “God” story of how He is leading and watching over this ministry. After looking at various other places, we were actually at the table getting ready to sign a lease for a space in a small shopping center when God simply closed the door! It became absolutely clear that the space was too small and the price was too high! We felt like we were back at “square one” again. Then our agent said we should look at other properties now and said that just that day he got another space to rent that we should go look at where Social Services had moved out just the day before! He didn’t even have a price yet but we went immediately and, WOW, we knew this was the place! It’s a very old but restored building and the owner is working with us in every way making it affordable and customized to our operations!! The main studio will overlook East Davis Street and there is a huge room that will be our new multipurpose, development, prayer and conference room! There is also room for expansion when the time comes...and we know it will! All along, God was in control! His timing is perfect!!! He has once again made a way for us where there seemed to be no way!
Presently, about half our furniture and boxes are being stored in the building while the new space is being painted and some modifications are being made. We have 60 days to completely vacate Baldwin Street so we will continue to broadcast from there while we build our new studios at East Davis Street. We continue to be amazed as to how things have all fallen into place!!! God is absolutely amazing!!
We will keep you up to date with our progress! We plan to have an Open House when everything is complete and that probably will not be till Fall. Thank you for praying with us! God has answered!!
Apr 12, 2012

This is a very special time at WPRZ-FM!  It’s a time to share how the station is impacting lives through the music we play, the teaching programs we air, and the news and information we share 24/7.  It’s also a time of gathering in the resources we need to keep on broadcasting and proclaiming The Good News over the airwaves that God has given us to use for His glory.

 Everyday, WPRZ-FM is helping people grow in their knowledge of Him.  WPRZ-FM continues to lift up Christ in our local communities giving everyone living here the opportunity to hear what God has done for them through His son!  You can help us carry out the Great Commission right here in our local communities by praying for us and giving of your treasure to enable us to do this.  We can’t carry the load ourselves but are depending on God to touch other hearts who can and are able to help us.  We realize the seriousness of the times we live in and are more committed than ever before to keeping the Light of God’s Word shining brightly over WPRZ-FMs airwaves while there is still time. 

 In a few days, you will be receiving a special letter from us asking you to help us.  We are asking those who are already giving on a sustaining basis or made a financial commitment in October to pray very hard for these very special three days.  You may want to call in to share something God has put on your heart to share with everyone.  We know these three days will be a special time and we know that God will work in the hearts of His people to prompt them to do what He wants them to do.  We are looking forward to this special time with great expectation!  We invite you to please join us!!!       

Jan 12, 2012
FamilyLife’s Weekend to Remember marriage getaway is a chance to make a change.  It’s a time to rediscover each other and find more intimacy in your life together.  You’ll find it’s a warm, engaging environment that’s all about making progress in your marriage, not placing blame.  These conferences are the result of more than three decades of biblical research by a team of men and women who distilled what it takes to have a successful marriage and family.  Conferences in and near our area will take place:
February 24-26     Hershey Lodge, Hershey PA
March 16-18         Skytop Lodge, Poconos PA
March 23-25         Reston Hyatt, Reston VA
April 13-15            Gaylord National Resort, Oxon Hill MD
By registering through WPRZ, you can attend any event this year for $99.00 per couple.  That’s a tremendous savings over the regular rate of $159.00 per person!!  Register now by going to or call 1-800-358-6329.  To get the WPRZ special discount, use the code word “weekend” when registering. 
Listen to FamilyLife with Dennis Rainey weekday afternoons at 4:00 on WPRZ-FM to learn more about these great conferences.


Jan 12, 2012
You can win a life-changing “Courageous” DVD, CD, or book in the January WPRZ-FM Bible Quiz!!  Listen January 9th through the 27th, 8 am to 4 pm, for your chance to win an Exlusive Collector’s Edition of the movie “Courageous” on DVD, the Motion Picture Soundtrack on CD, the book “The Resolution for Men” and/or the book, “The Resolution for Women”.   For this contest we are changing our normal contest rules a little. First, you must be 18 years or older to win.  Second, you can win one of each of the four resources!!!  That means, you can win four times and get one DVD, one CD, one book “The Resolution for Men”, and one book “The Resolution for Women”! Four prizes if you win four times!!! We’ll be doing four contests each day so be listening and be the first to call with the correct answer to our Bible question and you will win! 


Jan 04, 2012

Thank you to everyone who gave a donation to WPRZ-FM in December and at the end of the year!  Your prayers and gifts have put us in a much better position and we are so thankful!  Though the crisis is temporarily over for now, we still have a long way to go to reach our 2nd year goal of $15,000.00 a month in funding for the station.  We are going to work hard at reaching that goal!  We would appreciate your prayers as we go forth talking with more churches, individuals, families, and businesses… sharing what a tremendous opportunity it is to partner with WPRZ-FM  in this amazing work that God has raised up here!  Thank you again for your friendship, your prayers, and your generosity!      


Dec 23, 2011
Thank you to all our listening friends who have supported WPRZ-FM this year!  Our new station has been on the air now for a little over a year and a half and the outpouring of calls, emails, and letters has been incredible!  Never before in our 30 years of broadcasting have we received such a response to our programming!  WPRZ-FM is truly a light in the darkness, shining the truth of God’s Word into cars, homes, and workplaces 24/7 bringing hope and encouragement to all who will listen.  We know God is directing our every step.
Normally it takes about 3 ½ years for a station to become established which means enough revenue coming in to meet expenses.  Our immediate goal is to reach $15,000.00 a month in support.  We are about half way there... good... but because our funds were used up sustaining the ministry while waiting on the FCC to grant our license, we have no “reserve” funds left from which to draw.  We have cut expenses every where we can but still have not been able to meet all our obligations.  Some of them are critical now... and unless we can meet them by the end of the month, WRPZ may be in jeopardy.  We know God is in control and we know that you would want to know about the situation we are in so you can help.
We need $40,000.00 to get the station in the black by December 30th.  It is urgent... and it is critical.  We can do this if we all work together and everyone does what he or she can do.  If 10 families or businesses would give $3,000.00 and 10 families or businesses would give $1,000.00 we could be free of this burden and WPRZ would be ready for the New Year to come.
YOUR HELP IS NEEDED AS NEVER BEFORE!!  We are asking everyone to do something... whatever you can give at this time will help.  You can Donate Online, mail a check to WPRZ-FM, 5562 Baldwin Street, Warrenton 20187, or call us at 540-349-1250.  Time is of the essence so please do it today.
Your year-end gift will keep WPRZ-FM on the air!!!  WPRZ -FM is owned and operated by Praise Communications, Inc. a 501(C)3 organization and all donations are fully tax-deductable.  Please do what you can to help!