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City Pinetops, North Carolina
Broadcast area Rocky Mount, North Carolina
Branding "Power 95.5"
Slogan Hip Hop
Frequency 95.5 (MHz)
First air date 1986
Format Mainstream Urban
ERP 12,500 watts
HAAT 140 meters
Class C3
Facility ID 74222
Transmitter coordinates 35°56′45″N 77°39′37″W / 35.94583°N 77.66028°W / 35.94583; -77.66028
Former callsigns WWRT (1990-1996)
WEQQ (1996-1998)
WKTC (1998-2003)[1]
Affiliations Steve Harvey Morning Show
Owner First Media Radio, LLC
Sister stations WDWG, WRMT
Website powerhits95.com

WPWZ (95.5 FM) is a radio station broadcasting a Mainstream Urban format. Licensed to Pinetops, North Carolina, United States, it serves the Rocky Mount area, the station is currently owned by First Media Radio.

In 2009, a signal increase to 50,000 watts is planned.[citation needed]


WEQQ signed on in the 1990s, simulcasting the hot adult contemporary music WEQR, the station picked up the country music format and WKTC call letters of what is now WWPL in 1998. In late 2003, the station played Christmas music and then became WPWZ "Power 95.5 FM",[2][1] playing urban contemporary music by artists such as Beyoncé, Marvin Gaye and Ludacris, while WDWG took over the country music format.[3] Starting in 2004, they began to play R&B all day as well as the Russ Parr Morning Show until 2006 when they switched to the Steve Harvey Morning Show.


  1. ^ a b "Call Sign history". Retrieved 2012-10-23. 
  2. ^ "Raleigh-Durham Radio Waves". Retrieved 2012-10-23. 
  3. ^ Fred Marion, "Local radio stations switch, tweak formats," Rocky Mount Telegram, July 21, 2005, Marquee section.

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