WHPR-FM 88.1 Highland Park


Slogan/Positioner: FM 88.1 WHPR Radio

Format: Urban music and talk

Web site: www.fm881whpr.com

E-mail: visit web site

Power/Height/Class: 12 watts / 105 feet / D

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Call Sign History:


Call Sign Origin: Highland Park Radio

On Air Date: May 21, 1954

Owner: R.J. Watkins Late Night Entertainment

Telephone: (313) 868-3688



  • 10/2010: Construction permit granted to change power from 11 to 12 watts with a small relocation of the station's transmitter. License to cover granted 5/2011.
  • 2001: Admonished by the FCC for airing what was determined by the agency to be advertising not allowed due to the station's status as Noncommercial Educational.
  • 5/31/2001: Construction permit granted for changes: 11 to 9 watts ERP, 105 to 112 feet HAAT, slight location change from east to west of Woodward. Const permit eventually expires without being completed.
  • 12/20/1994: Highland Park Community College folds and station is transferred to R.J. Watkins Late Night Entertainment.
  • 5/21/1954: WHPR-FM signs on, owned by Highland Park Community College.



Transmitter location:

Wayne County: Near Woodward Ave and the Davison Freeway (Highland Park)


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