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WRPW (Cities 92.9) is a FM broadcast station in Central Illinois with a talk format. WRPW, licensed to Colfax, Illinoismarker in the Bloomington-Normal market, broadcasts at 92.9 MHz with a ERP of 6000 watts. WRPW is owned by Pilot Media, a subsidiary of Great Plains Media. Great Plains' CEO is Jerry Zimmer, a longtime partner in the Zimmer Radio Group based in Cape Girardeau, MO. The station changed to a news/talk format on August 30, 2007 from a rhythmic contemporary format that was known as Power 92.9.

History

WRPW made its debut in 1996 as WAPU. Soon after signing on, the call letters were changed to WSNI and the station became adult contemporary station "Sunny 92.9" with a satellite-fed format. In late 2001, call letters were changed to WRPW and the station became a simulcast of WZPW in Peoria, Illinoismarker, and the stations together used the name "Power 92". In 2006, WZPW and WRPW stopped simulcasting after WZPW was sold to Regent Broadcasting, but both retained the same format. The brand name of WRPW was also changed from "Power 92" to "Power 92.9". On August 30th, 2007 at 11:30PM the station flipped from Rhythmic CHR to Talk. The station seized the opportunity to pick up popular syndicated shows to compete with heritage news/talker WJBC's mostly local lineup. WRPW picked up The Rush Limbaugh Show after being dropped by WJBC in March, 2007. Other hosts include Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity, and Michael Savage. Scott Robbins, of WBNQ and WJBC heritage, anchors the morning show.

The call letters WRPW had previously belonged to the radio station of Pace University (call letters standing for Radio Pace Westchester), which operated as 630 AM. Between the years 1987 and 1989 the station aired the popular Pete and Jim Forbidden Hour program. The University station moved online and now operates as "The Paw."

See also

  • WZPW — previously simulcast station


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