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Take a journey back in time with us

February 16, 1982, WPRZ went on the air for the first time as 1250AM. This is a log sheet from this historic day!


1985 Steve and Sally stand at the base of the WPRZ tower in Warrenton, VA.

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1986 Peter McCory helps install the new tranmitter that increased 1250AM signal from 1000 to 5000 watts.


Steve sits at the first on-air studio

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In 1986, Darrell Fletcher installed the WPRZ call letters on the tower.

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In 1987, WPRZ sponsored Harvest performed in concert at Fauquier High School

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Children's program Kids' Time Live, hosted by Charlie Goode, Rick Houk and John King first aired on WPRZ in 1991.

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WPRZ transitioned from AM to FM in 2010. The studios moved from Warrenton to Culpeper on Davis Street.


WPRZ is celebrating 40 years of radio ministry!... And we want to celebrate by celebrating you! - the listener - February 14th through the 18th during Love for Our Listeners. This is a special week full of contests and prizes, on air and online, through our Facebook and website Learn the history and journey of WPRZ over the last 40 years. We’ll also be counting down the top 40 Christian hits of the 1980s to celebrate our beginnings back in 1982. Tune in during Praise in the Morning, 9am to noon to win and celebrate with us!

Contest Information

Get ready to have some fun during Love for our Listeners and have a chance to win some great prizes! Here's all the ways you can win!


Go to our Facebook page and leave a post commenting about how WPRZ has been a blessing in your life or what you like best about the station. Your name will be entered into a daily drawing for a gift card from one of our local sponsors.


Be listening each day Monday through Friday during Praise in the Morning. At 10:30 8 songs from the Top 40 will air in a row. During the 11 o'clock hour we will ask to name certain numbered song on the list that just played the hour before. Be the first to call in with the correct song title and artist and win! The number to call is 540-727-9779.


Be listening Monday through Friday during Praise in the Morning. At 9:30 we'll be sharing a piece of history of WPRZ. At 10:15 we'll be asking a question about that specific bit of our history. Be the first to call with the correct answer and you win a gift certificate to one of our great local sponsors.

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