New Jazz, Inspiration And Talk Radio Station Now On The Air

Monday, April 23, 2018

Tune into WPTPChatt.com (100.1 FM) for the all new jazz, inspiration and talk radio, 24/7. WPTP is an Alton Park Development Corporation Production, a 501 C-3 non-profit organization.

The station is located at the Chattanooga Civic Center at Mountainside (formerly the Piney Woods Elementary School), 701 Hooker Road. It is a non-commercial LPFM non-profit radio station whose mission is to inspire, educate and empower the citizens of Chattanooga and Hamilton County in the area of economic development, education, health and civic engagement. Sponsorship and talk shows are now available through donations and sponsorship. Sponsorship and donations are tax deductible.

Partnership and student internship opportunities are available for colleges and universities with radio broadcasting programs. 

For more information call Dr. Woods at 280-0083 or Calvin Jones, WPTP administrative consultant, at (256) 452-9624. 

Visitors may stop by Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and visit the facility. 



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