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WPRZ first aired in 1982 on a 1,000 watt AM station that was given to Praise Communications, Inc.  Back then, it was one of the first stations solely dedicated to broadcasting Contemporary Christian Music.  Though it faced the threat of cancellation several times, WPRZ has been kept alive by God’s will and the perseverance of Sally Buchanan, her husband, Steve, and their dedicated staff and volunteers.


Now, over 42 years later, what began as a pioneering small AM station, now streams to the world and on WPRZ 88.1 FM.  Our mission to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ to the lost, to nurture and help believers grow in their relationship with God and to strengthen the local church continues as we look forward to growing the reach of WPRZ.

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Steve and Sally Buchanan 1985



  • We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible Word of God.

  • We believe that there is one God, creator of all things, existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

  • We believe in the deity and humanity of Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, in His personal imminent return.

  • We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the believer is enabled to live a godly life.

  • We believe in the bodily resurrection of everyone who has lived, the everlasting life of believers and the everlasting punishment of those who have rejected God and his son, Jesus.

  • We believe that the ministry of evangelism is a responsibility of both the church and each believer. 

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