WMPR 90.1 Radio Station is an African American owned business and operated by Mr. James Charles Evers (brother of slain civil rights leader Medgar Wiley Evers) and Ms. Wanda Evers (daughter of Mr. Charles Evers). The station is located in the heart of the West Jackson at 1034 Pecan Park Circle in Jackson, MS.
Listeners can view the station via the world wide web or through there 100,000 watts radius. They play Gospel, R & B, Jazz, and Blues. The station also airs community-oriented talk shows daily.
WMPR has been in business for over forty years in the same distinct location. This station has a zeal for the community and wanting to see citizens help revitalize the area in a positive way.
Mr. James Charles Evers is 97 years old and continues to own the station. Everyone knows his voice for the strong economic force he has for his African American community. He is fondly known by his statement, “if I say it one time, I’ll say it ten thousand more times before I take it back.”
Some of the shows are featured below:
Ms. Wanda Evers airs “Coffee and Conversation” each Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. where her slogan is “the conversation is hotter than the coffee.”
The Gospel Angel, Mrs. Albertine London air traditional and old school gospel each Tuesday and Wednesday from 9:30-12:00 noon.
DJ Sweet Clyde Live does the lunch time oldies from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. each day.
DJ Ragman does Blues of all kind Monday-Thursday from 1:00-3:30 p.m.
DJ Handy Man does Blues at Sunset Monday-Thursday from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Eddie Fair, Hinds County Tax Collector has a “Fair Report” airing each Monday from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Councilman DeKeither Stamps of Ward 4 & Mr. Mac Epps are host of an on-air program that airs each Wednesday from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
David Watkins & Eddie Dear has “Lets Talk, Next Level” each Wednesday evening from 7:00-8:00 p.m.
The station sits across from the Westland Plaza Shopping Center off Robinson Road behind other small area businesses in the area. They have 12-disc jockeys that provides music to listeners. Each year the station sponsors children in the community by providing Easter baskets, Back-to-School items, and they host an annual Christmas Drive.