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CitySalem, Virginia
Broadcast areaRoanoke/Lynchburg, Virginia
Branding"Spirit FM"
Slogan"Uplifting and Encouraging"
Frequency91.3 MHz
First air dateSeptember 8, 1993
FormatContemporary Christian
Power3,300 Watts
HAAT270 Meters
Facility ID53097
Transmitter coordinates37°22′23.0″N 79°55′37.0″W / 37.373056°N 79.926944°W / 37.373056; -79.926944
Callsign meaningW Positive Alternative Radio
OwnerPositive Alternative Radio, Inc.
WebcastWPAR Webstream
WebsiteWPAR Online

WPAR is a Contemporary Christian formatted broadcast radio station licensed to Salem, Virginia; with studios in Lynchburg. It is the flagship station of Positive Alternative Radio, which is headquartered in Blacksburg.[1]

WPAR operates a network of full-power stations and translators stretching from southern West Virginia through the Shenandoah Valley and the Roanoke/Lynchburg area to the fringes of the Richmond market. The stations collectively identify themselves as "Spirit FM."

WRXT, at 90.3 FM broadcasts in HD.[2]

Full power translators[edit]

Call sign Frequency
City of license ERP
Class FCC info
WOKD-FM 91.1 Danville, Virginia 18,000 C2 FCC
WPIN-FM 91.5 Dublin, Virginia 85 A FCC
WJYA 89.3 Emporia, Virginia 2,000 A FCC
WOKG 90.3 Galax, Virginia 2,700 C3 FCC
WPIM 90.5 Martinsville, Virginia 4,000 A FCC
WRXT 90.3
(also on HD Radio)
Roanoke, Virginia 5,500 C2 FCC
WPVA 90.1 Waynesboro, Virginia 2,500 B1 FCC
WPIB 91.1 Bluefield, West Virginia 12,000 C1 FCC

WRXT exists mainly to bring WPAR's programming into Lynchburg and points east. However, the main WPAR signal covers Roanoke very well (Salem is an inner-ring suburb of Roanoke).

Low power translators[edit]

Call sign Frequency
City of license ERP
Class FCC info
W253BH 98.5 Blacksburg, Virginia 10 D FCC
W294BY 106.7 Charlottesville, Virginia 10 D FCC
W254AH 98.7 Farmville, Virginia 27 D FCC
W277CY 103.3 Harrisonburg, Virginia 10 D FCC
W295AI 106.9 Marion, Virginia 10 D FCC
W279AC 103.7 Roanoke, Virginia 233 D FCC


  1. ^ "WPAR Facility Record". Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  2. ^ https://hdradio.com/station_guides/widget.php?realid=447 HD Radio Guide for Roanoke-Lynchburg, VA

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