Radio One Detroit Closes LMA To Operate WGPR, Moves Hot 102.7 To 107.5
New Gospel Station Launches Next Week On 102.7
October 24, 2011 at 3:57 AM (PT)
RADIO ONE/DETROIT has entered into a Local Marketing Agreement to assume operating responsibility for WGRP INC. Urban AC WGPR/DETROIT. RADIO ONE/DETROIT moved Urban WHTD (HOT 102.7) from 102.7 to its new home on 107.5 at 12:01a this morning.
The current lineup of THE RICKEY SMILEY MORNING SHOW 6-10a, PAIGION in middays 10a-2p, BIG GREG afternoons 2-7p and SHORTY DA PRINCE evenings 7p-midnight will stay the same.
RADIO ONE will also bring a brand new station into the DETROIT market on 102.7. A recent research project showed a substantial demand for inspirational music. RADIO ONE has decided to launch PRAISE 102.7 on MONDAY, OCTOBER 31st. YOLANDA ADAMS will host morning drive from 6-10a.
"Adding WGPR to our existing portfolio of stations and introducing a brand new inspirational station means RADIO ONE will become the dominant Urban provider in the marketplace," stated VP/GM KATHY STINEHOUR. "We are looking forward to better serving the community and are thrilled Ms. CATHY HUGHES and ALFRED LIGGINS are choosing to make this type of major investment in DETROIT."
WGPR Pres./GM JAMES DOGAN commented, "While this was a very tough decision for us, it is the right thing to do for Urban radio in our city. WGPR will perform better as part of the critical mass RADIO ONE delivers."