Media in Jacksonville, Florida

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Jacksonville, Florida is served by local media, as well as regional and national media. As of 2009, Jacksonville is ranked as the 47th largest media market, with nearly 680,000 homes.[1] Radio and Television broadcasts are governed by the FCC.[2]

Print Media[edit]

The Florida Times-Union is the major daily newspaper in Jacksonville. Jacksonville.com is its official website. It is owned by Morris Communications, which also publishes the Georgia Times-Union for southeast Georgia residents. Financial News & Daily Record is another daily paper focused on the business and legal communities. The Jacksonville Business Journal is a weekly American City Business Journals publication focused on business news. Folio Weekly is the city's largest alternative weekly. The Florida Star is the city's oldest African-American focused paper. Jacksonville Free Press is another weekly catering to the black community. Metro Jacksonville is an online publication.

Publication Name Publisher Distribution Website
The Florida Times-Union Morris Communications 155,590 Daily and 214,572 on Sunday www.jacksonville.com
Financial News & Daily Record Baily Publishing Daily www.jaxdailyrecord.com
Jacksonville Business Journal American City Business Journals Weekly www.bizjournals.com/jacksonville/
Folio Weekly Folio Publishing, Inc. Weekly www.folioweekly.com
The Florida Star Clara McLaughlin Weekly www.thefloridastar.com
Jacksonville Free Press Weekly www.jacksonvillefreepress.com
BUZZ Magazine Client Focused Media Monthly www.iwantabuzz.com
EU Jacksonville Henley Family Monthly eujacksonville.com
Jacksonville Magazine White Publishing Monthly www.jacksonvillemag.com
904 Magazine White Publishing Bi-Monthly 904themagazine.com
Arbus Magazine Arbus Bi-monthly Arbus.com

Television[edit]

Jacksonville is the 47th largest local television market in the United States,[3] and is served by television stations affiliated with all the major American networks. The Jacksonville designated market area has the distinction of being the only United States television market in which affiliates of all four major broadcast networks are involved in both virtual and legal duopolies (Gannett Company owns WJXX and WTLV outright, while Cox Media Group owns WFOX-TV and operates WJAX-TV through joint sales and shared services agreements with Bayshore Television). WJXT is a former longtime CBS affiliate that turned independent in 2002.[4] The Jacksonville television market serves Northeastern Florida and Southeastern Georgia.

Call sign Virtual Channel Digital Channel Analog Channel Branding Affiliation Licensee/Permittee[4]
WJXT 4 (4.1)
4.2
4.3
42 Channel 4
This TV
LATV
independent
This TV
LATV
Post-Newsweek Stations
WJCT 7 (7.1)
7.2
7.3
7.4
7 WJCT
Create
WJCT World
WJCT More!/The Florida Channel
PBS
Create
World
The Florida Channel
WJCT, Inc.
WTLV 12 (12.1)
12.2
13 NBC 12
Soul of the South Network
NBC
Soul of the South Network
Gannett Company
WCWJ 17 (17.1)
17.2
34 CW 17
Bounce Jacksonville
The CW
Bounce TV
Nexstar Broadcasting Group
WJXX 25 (25.1)
25.2
10 ABC 25
First Coast News Weather Plus
ABC Gannett Company
WWRJ 27 U. S. Television, LLC
WFOX 30 (30.1)
30.2
32 Fox 30
MyTVJax
Fox
MyNetworkTV/MeTV
Cox Media Group
W39DF-D 39 HSN Ventana Television, Inc.
WBXJ 43 MTV2 L4 Media Group
WJAX 47 (47.1)
47.2
19 CBS 47
Live Well Network
CBS
Live Well Network
Bayshore Television
WJEB 59 (59.1)
59.2
59.3
59.4
59.5
44 TBN
The Church Channel
JCTV
Enlace
Smile of a Child
TBN
The Church Channel
JCTV
Enlace
Smile of a Child
Community Educational Television

Radio[edit]

Jacksonville is the 50th largest local radio market in the United States,[5] and is dominated by the same two large ownership groups that dominate the radio industry across the United States: Cox Radio[6] and Clear Channel Communications.[7]

FM Stations[edit]

Call Sign Frequency
in MHz
Branding Format Licensee/Permittee[8] Notes
WCRJ 88.1 K-LOVE Contemporary Christian music The River Educational Media
WJFR 88.7 Family Radio Christian radio Family Radio
WECC 89.3 The Lighthouse Contemporary Christian Lighthouse Christian Broadcasting
WJCT 89.9 89.9 WJCT Public radio WJCT, Inc.
WYFB 90.5 BBN 90.5 Religion Bible Broadcasting Network
WKTZ 90.9 Jones College Radio Easy listening Jones College
WTRJ 91.7 The Promise Contemporary Christian music River Educational Media
WJXR 92.1 WJXR - The Bargain Channel Home shopping WJXR, Inc.
WJXL 92.5 1010XL Sports River City Broadcasting, LLC
WJBT 93.3 93.3 The Beat Urban contemporary Clear Channel Communications
WSOS 94.1 Classic Rock 94.1 Classic rock Renda Broadcasting
WAPE 95.1 95.1 WAPE Top 40 Cox Radio
WEJZ 96.1 Lite 96.1 WEJZ Adult contemporary Renda Broadcasting
WJGL 96.9 96.9 The Eagle Classic hits Cox Radio
WKSL 97.9 97.9 KISS FM Top 40 Clear Channel Communications
WQIK 99.1 99.1 WQIK Country Clear Channel Communications
WGNE 99.9 99.9 Gator Country Country Renda Broadcasting
WMUV 100.7 Country 100.7 Classic country Renda Broadcasting
WSOL 101.5 V101.5 Urban adult contemporary Clear Channel Communications
WYNR 102.5 102.5 WYNR Country Qantum Communications
WXXJ 102.9 X102.9 Alternative rock Cox Radio
WQGA 103.3 103Q Adult contemporary Qantum Communications
WOKV-FM 104.5 News Talk WOKV News/Talk Cox Radio
WJSJ 105.3 Caliente 105.3 FM Musica tropical Scott Savage
WALE 105.5 105.5 The Wire Adult contemporary Tama Radio Licenses of Jacksonville, FL, Inc.
WJGM 105.7 105.7 The Gospel Christian/Southern Gospel West Jacksonville Baptist Church, Inc.
W291CI 106.1 Power 106.1 Hip hop Victor M. Vickers Translator of WJGL-HD2
WKBX 106.3 K-Bay 106 Country Radio Kings Bay, Inc.
WHJX 106.5 Hot 106.5 Urban oldies Cox Radio
W295AZ 106.9 106.9 Planet Radio Active rock Reach Communications, Inc. Translator of WKSL-HD2
WWJK 107.3 107.3 JACKFM Classic Hits Clear Channel Communications

AM Stations[edit]

Call sign Frequency
in kHz
Branding Format Licensee/Permittee[9] Notes
WAYR 550 WAY Radio Christian radio Moody Radio
WBOB 600 Talk Radio 600 WBOB News/Talk Chesapeake-Portsmouth Broadcasting
WOKV 690 News Talk WOKV News/Talk Cox Radio
WFXJ 930 Sports Radio 930 Sports Clear Channel Communications
WNNR 970 Regional Mexican Norsan Consulting And Management
WJXL 1010 1010 XL Sports Seven Bridges Radio
WROS 1050 The Rose of Jacksonville Gospel The Rose of Jacksonville
WEWC 1160 Tropical music Norsan Consulting And Management
WSOS 1170 Tropical music Norsan Consulting And Management
WWIO 1190 Contemporary Christian Lighthouse Christian Broadcasting Day only
WJAX 1220 Jones College Radio Easy listening Jones College
WFOY 1240 News/Talk Phillips Broadcasting
WJNJ 1320 Pure Radio Gospel New Covenant Ministries, Inc.
WCGL 1360 Gospel JBD Communications
WZAZ 1400 WZAZ Gospel 1400 Gospel Titus Harvest Dome Spectrum Church
WAOC 1420 Sports Phillips Broadcasting
WQOP 1460 Queen of Peace Radio Catholic radio Queen of Peace Radio
WYMM 1530 Radio Amistad 1530 AM Latin Christian music Word Broadcasting Network, Inc.
WVOJ 1570 Regional Mexican Norsan Consulting And Management
WZNZ 1600 1600 The Beach Oldies/Talk Queen of Peace Radio

Online Media[edit]

Jacksonville.com is a primary online news site, under the umbrella of the Florida Times-Union. Each of the television stations that offer a news program also has a website for news.

Most of the area's printed publications also have websites that offer some or all of the current major articles online, but not all offer archival access. The wikitable under Print Media specifies their URLs.

Several popular local blogs include Metro Jacksonville, Urban Jacksonville, and The Urban Core.

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