Dayton Community Radio is formed to provide fine arts programming to Dayton. The corporate name is later changed to Dayton Public Radio, Inc.
WDPR-FM 89.5 signs on as a 200-watt, monaural station staffed by volunteers. Airtime is seven hours per day.
Installation of new transmitter and antenna atop the Miami Valley Tower in Dayton provides 6,000 watts and a stereo signal.
Dayton Public Radio receives a permit from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to construct a new 50,000-watt broadcast facility in Greenville to expand service to the Miami and Whitewater Valleys.
Dayton Public Radio, Inc. purchases FM 88.1 in exchange for $500,000 and the existing FM 89.5 frequency. This purchase expands the signal's reach to the entire southern Miami Valley 24 hours a day. The transmitter and tower are located off Frytown Road in West Carrollton. The new location means that power must be reduced to 4,000 watts.
Dayton Public Radio, Inc. pays off all debt associated with the acquisition of the new frequency - 17 months after purchase and 5 1/2 years early.
Dayton Public Radio begins webcasting live on the Internet at www.dpr.org.
Dayton Public Radio, Inc. establishes a permanent endowment fund at the Dayton Foundation to receive planned and deferred gifts that will support the future of the organization.