WPRZ / Praise Communications, Inc.

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Who We Are

Praise Communications, Inc. is a non-profit (501(C)3 organization and is the owner of WPRZ-FM, a non-commercial educational radio station licensed by the Federal Communications Commission.  The station is supported by donations from individuals and by non-commercial sponsorships from local businesses.

 With the COVID-19 pandemic raging right now, we feel that this is the most important time in our history to keep the station strong and broadcasting.  People are afraid and uncertain as to what lies ahead for them.  We are here to help them keep their focus on the things of God where they will find strength to carry on, and hope instead of fear.  WPRZ-FM is a lighthouse shining the light of God and drawing people to His word.   God's Word is a lamp unto our feet and a light unto our path and WPRZ keeps it going out into our community and around the world 24/7 right here from Culpeper.   You can be a part of helping people find hope and peace in the midst of this great storm.  Please, click Donate and give your very best.  We know God will bless you for doing that!


Our Mission

 The mission of Praise Communications, Inc. is to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ to the lost, to nurture and help believers grow in their relationship with God, and to strengthen the local church.


Our Story

 WPRZ/Praise Communications, Inc. was founded in 1982 by Steve and Sally Buchanan and a group of believers who shared their vision for Christian radio.  WPRZ-AM was the first all Christian radio station in the area.   One of our original Board Members was Steve Rodgers who served for many years.  With his generous help in the very beginning, the station grew from 1,000 watts to 5,000 watts. Then with the sale of the AM in 2007, we were able to move to Culpeper at 88.1 on the FM Band at 10,000 watts in 2010.  We are a local station committed to serving this local community.

 We know that God put this station together.  Many obstacles had to be overcome.  It's a long story of how WPRZ-FM came to be built.  When we sold WPRZ-AM and applied to the FCC for the FM frequency, 25 other organizations applied for the frequency including several Colleges and Universities, other large broadcasting chains and organizations, but the FCC granted the frequency to Praise Communications, Inc. for WPRZ-FM.

 When the time came to actually build the station, we were told there was no space on the tower we needed to place our antenna.  But God made a way and space was found.  When we needed money to actually build the station, God made a way and we sold land that was donated to us where we were broadcasting only on the internet.  It is clear that God built this station for His glory.  God put it together, and now, it is up to those in the Piedmont area to provide for the expenses it takes to keep it broadcasting 24/7 locally and around the world from Culpeper over wprz.org.

Our slogan is WPRZ-FM, Glorifying God and Growing Believers.  We do this by airing the best Bible Teaching Programs in the Country, providing news and information programs from a Biblical Worldview, and providing music in segments of Contemporary Christian Music weekday mornings, Christian Country Music in the afternoons, and Gospel Bluegrass Music on Fridays and all day Sundays.  We also help other local non-profits promote their events on our Praise Calendar at no charge.  WPRZ-FM serves our local community!  This year, 2020, is WPRZ-FM's 10th year on the air in Culpeper.

Be A Part

You can be a part of this miracle by making a generous donation to help cover operating expenses.   WPRZ donors are a very important part of this ministry!  It takes $1,000.00 a day to properly operate WPRZ-FM.

 To give and be a part of the amazing team that keeps WPRZ on the air, please click the Donate button and give your very best!  You can even sign up to give monthly if you want to.  When you give, we'll be so happy and will send you our monthly WPRZ Ministry Highlights so you won't miss anything.  It has our complete Program Schedule and news about any specials we will be airing.  Whatever you do, please do your best to help at this critical time. We know God will bless you for it!  Thank You and Many Blessings to You!!

A Testimony Recently Received

 My world fell apart in May of 2014.  While driving my kids back and forth to school, in desperation, I sought “something else” to listen to on the radio.  And I found hope, encouraging words, counseling, and more hope.  “Keep Fighting the Good Fight” was a mantra song that kept my heart right when my husband of 18 years opted for a new life, sold our farm and left my kids and I.  Truly broken, your station reached me where I was, reached a hand out, helped me help my kids and have faith when we had not much else.  I focused on God, His Word, and slowly healed.  We’ve lived miracle after miracle and have set our eyes on love, hope and faith.  Life is not easy, following Jesus is not easy.  But that peace?  Wow.  Priceless.    A listener from Orange

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WPRZ / Praise Communications, Inc.

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219 East Davis Street
Suite 220
Culpeper, VA 22701



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