KJJY

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KJJY
City of license West Des Moines, Iowa
Broadcast area Des Moines metropolitan area
Branding 92.5 Nash Icon
Frequency 92.5 MHz
First air date 1978 (as KANY at 106.3)
1988 (at 92.5)
Format Country
ERP 41,000 watts
HAAT 165 meters
Class C2
Facility ID 22882
Callsign meaning Fuller-(J) JefferY (former owners)
Former callsigns

KANY (1978-1981)

KJJY (1981-2014)
Former frequencies 106.3 MHz (1978-1988)
Owner Cumulus Media
Sister stations KBGG, KGGO, KHKI, KWQW
Webcast Listen Live
Website 925nashicon.com

KJJY is a commercial radio station licensed to West Des Moines, Iowa, USA, broadcasting on 92.5 FM. As Nash Icon, it broadcasts a country music format and is under the ownership of Cumulus Media, which also owns the market's other country music outlet, KHKI.

History[edit]

KJJY originally signed on the air as KANY in 1978 at 106.3, when it was licensed to Ankeny, Iowa. On May 2, 1981, the station was sold by the Ankeny Broadcasting company to Fuller-Jeffrey Broadcasting, who later changed the call letters to KJJY and the format to country music.

As KJJY, the station slowly built a following taking on the market's current country giant KSO, which had been the market's country leader on the AM band since 1972. KJJY fended off a challenge from KKXI in 1986, asserting its dominance in the FM country market. To further compete in the market, KJJY moved to 92.5 MHz in 1988 and received a power upgrade to 50,000 watts. The 106.3 frequency ceased at this time, but returned to the air in 1991. Today, KDXA occupies the frequency.

In 2003, Citadel Broadcasting, which had purchased KHKI, acquired KJJY from Wilks Broadcasting. The pairing has paid off for both stations, ratings and audience wise, without cannibalizing each other. Citadel merged with Cumulus Media on September 16, 2011.[1]

At 3pm on August 15, 2014, KJJY became one of the first affiliates of the new "Nash Icons" network as "92.5 Nash Icon".

Current disk jockeys[edit]

John Mcoy, Eddie Hatfild, Tony Conrad, Monk and Kelly[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cumulus now owns Citadel Broadcasting". Atlanta Business Journal. September 16, 2011. Retrieved September 16, 2011. 
  2. ^ kjjy.com

External links[edit]


Coordinates: 41°39′54″N 93°45′25″W / 41.665°N 93.757°W / 41.665; -93.757