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WHPR-FM
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City of license Highland Park, Michigan
Broadcast area Detroit, Michigan
Branding Power Talk 88.1
Frequency 88.1 MHz
First air date May 21, 1954
Format Urban music and talk
ERP 11 watts
Class D
Callsign meaning Highland Park Radio
Owner R.J. Watkins Late Night Entertainment
Website http://www.tv33whpr.com/

WHPR-FM (88.1 FM, "Power Talk 88.1") is a talk radio and oldies music radio station based in Highland Park, Michigan, owned and operated by R. J.'s Late Night Entertainment Corporation.

WHPR-FM's programming is generally brokered talk programming, much of it simulcast on its co-owned television station, W33BY channel 33. During late-night and some evening hours, oldies are played.

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History

The station was founded May 21, 1954 by the School District of the City of Highland Park, Michigan, the studio and transmitter were located in the high school and the facilities were operated by high school students to provide educational radio broadcasting to the community. When the high school relocated the Community College took over the facility as well as the HPHS buildings. On December 20, 1994, the college closed down, and the station was sold to R.J. Watkins, owner of local low-powered station W33BY (then on channel 68 as W68CH). Under Watkins, he reformulated the station as a local station that serves the African-American community in the Highland Park area.

Controversy

WHPR-FM was admonished by the FCC in 2001 for running advertising contrary to its status as a "Noncommercial Educational Station."

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