Mar 13, 2013
Join us as we celebrate what God has done and is doing at WPRZ!! It’s time to raise the bar and reach upwards for an increase in funding that will allow us to continue carrying out the mission God has given to us to do over WPRZ-FM!!  We are gathering together a group of men and women, businesses and churches, who will be used of God to provide adequate finances for WPRZ-FM to operate in our local community!  We have come a long way...but we still have a long way to go to receive adequate funding to cover all the necessary expenses, not including needed funds, to move forward serving our listeners even better!  Please pray now about what God might have you do.  We’ll be sending out more information in the mail and will be earnestly and prayerfully waiting for your response.  Will you be one of God’s people who will give and be committed to seeing WPRZ-FM continue as a locally owned and operated community-oriented local radio station?  We can do this if we all pull together and if everyone gives out of the riches God has given them!  Please be in prayer about this and be watching for your Response Card!  May God bless everyone who helps us in a very special way!   
Feb 11, 2013

We have a couple really neat prizes this month to give away!  If you are the first to call with the correct answer to our Bible Question during the morning contests, you will win a book by local author and pastor Stephen Kellison Jr. titled, “Dream Believer”.  As a child, Steve was miraculously healed of a rare kidney disease.  He believes God is looking for believers through whom He could work, just as He had in the early church era, so that He would be what consumes the thoughts and conversations of those who profess to be believers.  Steve and his wife, Lisa, live in Madison and you can find out more about this book at Xlibris.com.  If you win in the afternoon during Country Light, you could win a copy of The Roy’s new bluegrass CD “New Day Dawning”.  You can only win once.  Be listening for your opportunity to win!

 

 

Jan 17, 2013
 

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and WPRZ, once again, wants to help make this year’s Valentine’s Day really special for eight couples!  That’s right…eight couples can attend “A Weekend to Remember” of your choice free if your card is one of eight that we draw on Valentine’s Day at 2:00 pm! 

To enter, just send in a post card or a 3x5 card with your names, address, phone number, and the words “We want a Weekend to Remember!”  Do it today…get your card in the contest box!!  Our address is WPRZ, 219 East Davis Street, Suite 220, Culpeper, VA 22701. 

The rules are:  This contest is for married couples only and does not include the cost of the hotel room. This prize is valued at $299.98.  You may choose any “Weekend to Remember” taking place this year.  Your card must reach us by 2:00 pm on February 14th, Valentine’s Day, when we draw the winning couples!!  Don’t delay…do it today!    You will never forget “A Weekend to Remember”!!

Dec 06, 2012

In addition to “Bluegrass Fridays” with Jeff Light, we are so pleased that Charlie Smith is the host of “Sunday Morning Bluegrass” every Sunday morning from 9 to 11!   Charlie is very knowledgeable about local and national bluegrass music and is a regular MC for The Dean’s local concerts.  We’ve already had a request to extend the program!  Give us your feedback and please help us get the word out about this great new addition to our lineup!   We hope it will be a blessing to bluegrass fans locally and around the world on wprz.org!!

 

 

Oct 04, 2012

You are invited to come to our new location on East Davis Street and see our new studios and office space!  We are so happy to be here! We will have refreshments and you will have the opportunity, if you like, to share over the air how WPRZ-FM has impacted your life.  We’ll be sharing where we are with meeting WPRZ-FM’s expenses and encouraging more listeners to get involved!  We’ll have some door prizes and a little gift for everyone who comes by.  We are looking forward to this special time with our friends!  If you can’t make it then, just come by anytime and have a cup of coffee with us and we’ll show you around the offices and studios. We’ll be sending out invitations with the details and pledge cards so please be watching for them!  WPRZ-FM needs your prayers and your help!!!

Sep 13, 2012

Finally, after a move that began June 24th, we went on-the-air September 3rd from our new “Studio B” which will eventually serve as our production room!!!  Our main studio which is “Studio A” is now under construction and we hope to have it operational in a couple of weeks!  So far, over 2000 feet of cables and various “lines” are running through the ceiling from location to location within our offices.  Moving our on-air operations was a very complicated task because of all the different sources we use to bring you such a wonderful variety of programming like National up to the minute News, local weather and emergency weather alerts, Bible teaching programs from all over the country as well as local ones, four different genres of music, as well as various programming from the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago.  We have installed one of two state of the art studio boards that will enable us to easily perform various functions during the broadcast day that were difficult to do before...if possible at all.  There were a few days where we had to trace down some technical problems but we are pleased to say that they have all been found and fixed!  One big problem was caused by two little crossed wires done at the end of a 15-hour day spent running wires by one of our techs. He is to be commended for his skill and long hours working on this big project!!!!  Be assured that once we get settled and learn all the new things these boards can do we will be able to serve you, our listeners, even better!  We thank God for all this new technology, providing these new boards for us, and giving us the patience and skills to learn them!!!

We have been faced with some additional unexpected expenses as well as the cost of a required new receiver that we had to purchase from Moody in order to continue to air the network.  We are praying that we will be able to cover all these additional expenses as well as clean up two hefty bills we had that we were not able to pay in full from the sale of the property.

We are planning an “Open House” when we get our Main Studio completed and hope you will come by.  We’ll give you the date just as soon as we can.  Till then, please keep us in prayer and if God prompts you to send in an extra gift to help, we would be so grateful if you did!

Aug 23, 2012

Almost everything has been moved into our new offices! There is so much more room! We are especially blessed to have a large music and programming room now and a big conference/work room for gatherings, special projects and more! We hope to get internet sometime this week which we will be so grateful! We’ve been relying on our home internet connections in the meantime.

 
At this point everything has been moved from Baldwin Street except the main studio, the production room, and the satellite dish!  Moving these things are major projects that involve so many technical issues! Please keep this final step in your prayers as it is now time to begin moving the actual broadcast facilities. We will all be so happy to begin broadcasting from East Davis Street!!
 
We’re continuing to move boxes from various other places and getting them unpacked. We’re getting some of the pictures on the walls now, got a refrigerator and microwave, a couple really nice rugs, and are getting used to getting our mail early (a really good thing), town trash pick up, having close neighbors, and walking a block or two to get to the elevator. Life in town is really different! We know God has a special purpose for this move and we can’t wait to see what happens!   We are here to serve… and as we all work together, we can do it well!! We are looking ahead with great expectations!!!
 
Thank you to everyone who has helped with this major move to the town of Culpeper! Thank you to Shirley and Ed Nicodemus, Cindie, Lizzie, and Tommy Foster, Justin Anderson, Don, Sook and Hanna Brock, Tracy Werner, Steven Buchanan and Jeffrey Nicodemus. And a special “Thank You” to Tom Boyd with Remax Realty for his help with countless details encountered as we get settled in our new space. 
Jul 12, 2012

Be assured, our broadcast signal on 88.1 FM is not moving! Only our studios and offices are moving to a more central location within 88.1 FM’s coverage area!

We have felt God’s prompting us about moving ever since 88.1 FM went on the air! And what a fantastic location God is moving us to!!! After a relatively short time of searching for a new location and a long wait for our property to sell, it is all settled now and we are moving right into the heart of Culpeper at 219 East Davis Street, on the second floor of the Taft Building, right above Foti’s Restaurant!
 
It is another “God” story of how He is leading and watching over this ministry. After looking at various other places, we were actually at the table getting ready to sign a lease for a space in a small shopping center when God simply closed the door! It became absolutely clear that the space was too small and the price was too high! We felt like we were back at “square one” again. Then our agent said we should look at other properties now and said that just that day he got another space to rent that we should go look at where Social Services had moved out just the day before! He didn’t even have a price yet but we went immediately and, WOW, we knew this was the place! It’s a very old but restored building and the owner is working with us in every way making it affordable and customized to our operations!! The main studio will overlook East Davis Street and there is a huge room that will be our new multipurpose, development, prayer and conference room! There is also room for expansion when the time comes...and we know it will! All along, God was in control! His timing is perfect!!! He has once again made a way for us where there seemed to be no way!
 
Presently, about half our furniture and boxes are being stored in the building while the new space is being painted and some modifications are being made. We have 60 days to completely vacate Baldwin Street so we will continue to broadcast from there while we build our new studios at East Davis Street. We continue to be amazed as to how things have all fallen into place!!! God is absolutely amazing!!
 
We will keep you up to date with our progress! We plan to have an Open House when everything is complete and that probably will not be till Fall. Thank you for praying with us! God has answered!!
Apr 12, 2012

This is a very special time at WPRZ-FM!  It’s a time to share how the station is impacting lives through the music we play, the teaching programs we air, and the news and information we share 24/7.  It’s also a time of gathering in the resources we need to keep on broadcasting and proclaiming The Good News over the airwaves that God has given us to use for His glory.

 Everyday, WPRZ-FM is helping people grow in their knowledge of Him.  WPRZ-FM continues to lift up Christ in our local communities giving everyone living here the opportunity to hear what God has done for them through His son!  You can help us carry out the Great Commission right here in our local communities by praying for us and giving of your treasure to enable us to do this.  We can’t carry the load ourselves but are depending on God to touch other hearts who can and are able to help us.  We realize the seriousness of the times we live in and are more committed than ever before to keeping the Light of God’s Word shining brightly over WPRZ-FMs airwaves while there is still time. 

 In a few days, you will be receiving a special letter from us asking you to help us.  We are asking those who are already giving on a sustaining basis or made a financial commitment in October to pray very hard for these very special three days.  You may want to call in to share something God has put on your heart to share with everyone.  We know these three days will be a special time and we know that God will work in the hearts of His people to prompt them to do what He wants them to do.  We are looking forward to this special time with great expectation!  We invite you to please join us!!!       

Jan 12, 2012
FamilyLife’s Weekend to Remember marriage getaway is a chance to make a change.  It’s a time to rediscover each other and find more intimacy in your life together.  You’ll find it’s a warm, engaging environment that’s all about making progress in your marriage, not placing blame.  These conferences are the result of more than three decades of biblical research by a team of men and women who distilled what it takes to have a successful marriage and family.  Conferences in and near our area will take place:
 
February 24-26     Hershey Lodge, Hershey PA
March 16-18         Skytop Lodge, Poconos PA
March 23-25         Reston Hyatt, Reston VA
April 13-15            Gaylord National Resort, Oxon Hill MD
 
By registering through WPRZ, you can attend any event this year for $99.00 per couple.  That’s a tremendous savings over the regular rate of $159.00 per person!!  Register now by going to www.FamilyLife.com/Weekend or call 1-800-358-6329.  To get the WPRZ special discount, use the code word “weekend” when registering. 
 
Listen to FamilyLife with Dennis Rainey weekday afternoons at 4:00 on WPRZ-FM to learn more about these great conferences.