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WPRN-FM
City of license Lisman, Alabama
Broadcast area Meridian, Mississippi
Branding God's Country 107
Frequency 107.7 MHz
First air date 1997
Format Christian Country
ERP 6,000 watts
HAAT 100 meters (328 feet)
Class A
Facility ID 82197
Transmitter coordinates 32°5′27.00″N 88°13′57.00″W / 32.09083°N 88.2325°W / 32.09083; -88.2325
Affiliations ABC Radio
God's Country Radio Network
Owner Butler Broadcasting Corporation

WPRN-FM (107.7 FM, "God's Country 107") is a radio station licensed to serve Lisman, Alabama, USA. The station is owned by Butler Broadcasting Corporation.

WPRN-FM broadcasts a Christian-oriented country music format to the greater Meridian, Mississippi, area and features select programming from ABC Radio.[1]

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History

K. Darryl Jackson received the original construction permit for a new FM station from the Federal Communications Commission on March 5, 1997.[2] The new station was assigned the call letters WPRN-FM by the FCC on June 9, 1997.[3] WPRN-FM received its license to cover from the FCC on January 9, 2003.[4]

In August 1999, K. Darryl Jackson applied to the FCC to transfer the broadcast license for WPRN-FM to Butler Broadcasting Corporation. The deal was approved by the FCC on November 5, 1999, and the transaction was consummated on November 30, 1999.[5] Butler Broadcasting Corporation is 100%-owned by Darryl Jackson.

Former personalities

Myrtle Todd, grandmother of country music recording artist Ty Herndon, hosted a radio show on WPRN-FM and the now-defunct AM sister station WPRN (1330 AM, Butler, Alabama) for more than 40 years.[6] She played mostly Gospel music and discussed community events.[7] Herndon's mother, Peggy, also once hosted a show along with his aunts Lilly and Benny as "The Todd Sisters".[8] Herndon was born in Meridian, Mississippi, but grew just across the state line in Butler, Alabama, where the AM station was licensed.[9] The AM sister station's license was officially cancelled by the Federal Communications Commission on October 6, 2003.[10] The FM station, established in 1997, carried Myrtle Todd's show through at least late-2006.[6]

References

  1. ^ "Station Information Profile". Arbitron. http://www.arbitron.com/radio_stations/station_information.htm.  
  2. ^ "Application Search Details (BPH-19960606MD)". FCC Media Bureau. March 5, 1997. http://fjallfoss.fcc.gov/cgi-bin/ws.exe/prod/cdbs/pubacc/prod/app_det.pl?Application_id=227677.  
  3. ^ "Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database. http://fjallfoss.fcc.gov/cgi-bin/ws.exe/prod/cdbs/pubacc/prod/call_hist.pl?Facility_id=82197&Callsign=WPRN-FM.  
  4. ^ "Application Search Details (BLH-19971029KB)". FCC Media Bureau. January 9, 2003. http://fjallfoss.fcc.gov/cgi-bin/ws.exe/prod/cdbs/pubacc/prod/app_det.pl?Application_id=256195.  
  5. ^ "Application Search Details (BAPH-19990830GU)". FCC Media Bureau. November 30, 1999. http://fjallfoss.fcc.gov/cgi-bin/ws.exe/prod/cdbs/pubacc/prod/app_det.pl?Application_id=316056.  
  6. ^ a b "When Worst Is Best". Lancaster Sunday News. April 7, 2006. http://nl.newsbank.com/nl-search/we/Archives?p_product=LC&p_theme=lc&p_action=search&p_maxdocs=200&p_topdoc=1&p_text_direct-0=0EEE7932674B5589&p_field_direct-0=document_id&p_perpage=10&p_sort=YMD_date:D&s_trackval=GooglePM. "Nashville recording artist Ty Herndon learned about addictions the hard way. [...] His grandmother Myrtle Todd is 82 and still going strong with her own radio program on WPRN in Butler, Ala"  
  7. ^ "Country singer on comeback from personal problems". Augusta Chronicle. October 5, 2006. http://moreresults.factiva.com/results/index/index.aspx?ref=AGCR000020061018e2a50002h. "She had a radio show for 40-something years on WPRN in Butler. It was gospel music, and she talked about what was going on in the community."  
  8. ^ "That Texas Touch: Country singer Ty Herndon has what it takes to make it, but he had to come to Dallas to do it". Dallas Morning News. April 19, 1995. http://nl.newsbank.com/nl-search/we/Archives?p_product=DM&p_theme=dm&p_action=search&p_maxdocs=200&p_topdoc=1&p_text_direct-0=0ED3D5BCE6EB1D50&p_field_direct-0=document_id&p_perpage=10&p_sort=YMD_date:D&s_trackval=GooglePM. "I remember my aunts Benny and Lilly and mother Peggy, who used to do their own radio show as the Todd Sisters."  
  9. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Ty Herndon biography". Allmusic. http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&samples=1&sql=11:fxfoxqqgldke~T1. Retrieved March 7, 2009.  
  10. ^ "Station Search Details". FCC Media Bureau. October 6, 2003. http://fjallfoss.fcc.gov/cgi-bin/ws.exe/prod/cdbs/pubacc/prod/sta_det.pl?Facility_id=7901.  

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