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Ralph Epperson is a rarity in the world of radio. He stills owns the station he founded, WPAQ, in 1948 in Mt. Airy, while nationwide a few companies own most of the stations. The station has a permanent format of bluegrass, gospel, and old-time mountain music, and its most popular show is the \"Merry-Go-Round,\" a weekly live music program. The show is the nation's third longest- running live music show. WPAQ is also one of the nation's top bluegrass stations.